Watchdog: Pay Remains 'Excessive' at Bailed-Out Companies

The government's top bailout watchdog accused the Treasury Department on Monday of failing to rein in "excessive" compensation at AIG, General Motors and Ally Financial. Christy Romero, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or SIGTARP, says that the firms don't understand "their extraordinary situations."

Homeownership Rate Stuck at 11-Year Low

Despite efforts to keep people in their homes and record-low interest rates, the homeownership rate remains at 1999 levels, according to the Census Bureau.

Geithner: It's Too Soon to End TARP

Tired of TARP? It doesn't sound like it's going away just yet. The Treasury Secretary gave Congress a strong signal that the $700 billion bailout fund will survive beyond its initial expiration date on Dec. 31. The government "is actually close to the point" where the program can end, but not there yet.