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The Great Geithner: Ex-Treasury Secretary Gets Bailout Book Deal

The former Treasury Secretary has an agreement with Crown Publishers, an imprint of Random House, Inc. Crown announced Thursday that Geithner's book, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2014 and will provide a "behind-the-scenes" account of the financial crisis.

Secretary of Scribble: Is Jack Lew About to Doodle on Your Dollars?

Because President Barack Obama intends to tap Jack Lew to replace Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, your money might soon start looking a little goofy. If confirmed to head the Treasury, Lew will get to add his unusually squiggly signature to all newly printed greenbacks.

Fixing Fannie and Freddie:
The Debate Begins

The Obama administration acknowledged Tuesday that major changes must be made to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but indicated that it supports continuing government guarantees in the mortgage sector. But is that a good idea?

Make the Rich Pay Their Fair Share to Balance the Budget

When George W. Bush cut $1.3 trillion in taxes back in 2002, 36.7% of the money went to the top 1% of Americans. If those tax cuts for the wealthiest are allowed to expire, Republicans could get closer to something they claim to want: a balanced budget. So why are they fighting it so hard?

How Wall Street bought Tim Geithner

Have you ever wondered why Wall Street was able to get $23.7 trillion from the federal government after making some bad bets that wiped out $30...

Wanna buy some toxic waste?

Just when I think I have heard it all, they come up with something even more eye-poppingly incredible. Step right up, folks! First they sucked you...