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Fed to Name Firms That Claimed $3.3T in Emergency Aid

The plan to publish the names of recipients of emergency aid during the financial crisis marks "A significant step forward in opening the veil of secrecy that exists in one of the most powerful agencies in government," one senator said.

TARP Costs Fall to $25 Billion, CBO Says

The much-criticized Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) will end up costing the federal government about $25 billion, far less than previously expected. A report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said that the costs will largely stem to funds given to American International Group (AIG), the auto industry and grants intended to avoid foreclosures.

Was Washington Right to Bail Out GM and Wall Street?

Historians will look back on Washington's bailout of GM and Wall Street as the right move. That's because it's now clear that the costs of doing nothing would have been far higher, and it turns out that taxpayers may suffer only limited losses on this economic Hail Mary pass.

AIG Earnings Hit by Massive Charges

Bailed out insurance giant American International Group (AIG) said on Friday that it posted a third-quarter net loss of $2.4 billion, or $17.62 a share, as several large restructuring-charges totaling $4.5 billion offset growth in its insurance business. A year ago, the company earned $455 million, or 68 cents a share in the third quarter.

AIG Raises $37 Billion to Repay U.S. Government

Eager to show taxpayers it intends to deliver and repay the $182.3 billion bailout it received during the financial crisis, insurance giant American International Group (AIG) announced that it has raised nearly $37 billion to repay the U.S. government.

AIG Says CEO Benmosche Has Cancer

AIG (AIG) said that CEO Robert Benmosche has cancer and is undergoing aggressive chemotherapy. "The good news is that I feel fine, and I continue to work according to my normal schedule," Benmosche said in a statement. "I remain absolutely committed to my job, to AIG, and to all of our stakeholders."

N.Y. Court: You Still Can't Sue Lawyers for Clients' Fraud

New York's highest court just gave a big gift to accountants, lawyers, and any other outside professional in a position to detect fraud at one of their corporate clients: The court ruled that shareholders still can't sue them for failing to detect the fraud.

AIG Raises $17.8 Billion with Hong Kong IPO

AIG (AIG) raised HK$138.3 billion ($17.8 billion) from the IPO of its main Asian unit, putting the troubled insurer on track to repay its U.S. government bailout. AIG placed 7.03 billion shares at HK$19.68 a share, Bloomberg News said. The shares sold represent a 58% stake in the unit, AIA.

TARP Draws to a Close Next Week, With Lower Costs Than Thought

After countless angry political speeches and the threat of economic collapse, the government%u2019s $700 billion bailout of banks, insurance companies and auto companies draws to a close Sunday - and it will likely cost only a fraction of what was expected. It will be years before it is possible to produce exact figures related to the bailout, which encompassed everything from mortgage finance colossuses Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to auto company General Motors.

AIG Finalizes Its Plan to Repay the U.S. for Bailout

After months of planning, AIG announced Thursday that it had entered into an agreement with the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York about how it will repay in full its obligations to the U.S. government and regain its independence.

Legal Briefing: Fraud Suit Against AIG Gets the Go-Ahead

AIG's successful run of getting lawsuits against it dismissed has ended. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain gave the green light to a securities fraud class action case regarding AIGs credit default swap portfolio and its actions in the subprime mortgage market.

Government Close to Announcing AIG Exit Strategy

The government is close to announcing its plans to end the bailout of American International Group (AIG), returning the company to independence and recovering taxpayer funds. The Treasury is planning to begin converting its $49 billion preferred stake into common stock for sales, Bloomberg News said without naming its sources. The plan could be announced this week.

AIG May Sell Japanese Units to Prudential Financial for $5 Billion

American International Group (AIG) may sell two Japanese life-insurance units to Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU) for a total of as much as $5 billion, The Wall Street Journal said. The agreement is currently "a few days away" from being ready, The Wall Street Journal said without naming its sources.

CNBC Anchor's Book Is a Fly on the Wall for Lehman's Fall

This week marks the second anniversary of an event that shook the financial industry to its core. In her newly released book, 'The Weekend that Changed Wall Street,' CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo gives an insider's look at the fateful days surrounding the fall of Lehman Brothers.

AIG Seeks Listing Committee Approval for AIA IPO

American International Group (AIG) is seeking Hong Kong listing committee approval on Sept. 21 for the IPO of its Asian life insurance unit, Reuters reported. The date is earlier than expected, which could mean that the IPO of the company%u2019s AIA unit will come in October, rather than November, Reuters reported without naming its sources.

Fuld: Regulators Had 'Flawed Information' in Lehman Bankruptcy

U.S. regulators used "flawed information" when they decided not to extend the kind of aid to Lehman Brothers that later went to other financial institutions, the bank%u2019s former CEO Richard Fuld says. Lehman filed for the nation%u2019s largest-ever bankruptcy in September 2008, a move that sparked panic in the financial markets.

AIG Sets Deadline for Talks With Investors Ahead of AIA's IPO

American International Group (AIG) will make a decision by early next week about whether to begin formal negotiations with strategic investors for its Asian life insurance unit AIA, Reuters reported. Insurer AIG has been considering selling stakes in AIA to strategic investors ahead of the unit%u2019s planned IPO. Several Chinese investors had expressed an interest in taking a stake.

AIG Prepares for First Bond Offering Since Bailout

American International Group is laying the groundwork for its first debt offering in two years, an offering that could be a key test of whether investors think the insurance giant can stand on its own and ultimately repay U.S. taxpayers for its bailout.

America's Bailout Program Benefited Foreign Countries, Oversight Panel Finds

America's bailout program, which was intended to help U.S. banks, greatly helped foreign banks as well, a Congressional watchdog group has concluded. The American government flooded the financial markets with money, aiming to help as many banks as possible, while most foreign nations targeted funds to save individual institutions, often those with no major U.S. operations.