U.S. Speeds Selloff Of Bailout Securities

07/20/2012 02:09 pm ET | Updated Sep 19, 2012
  • GREGORY ZUCKERMAN and SERENA NG Wall Street Journal

The U.S. government is speeding up efforts to sell billions of dollars of remaining assets that were acquired in the controversial bailout of the financial system four years ago, according to investors and government officials.

The Treasury Department and Federal Reserve are planning to sell assets ranging from bank shares to troubled mortgage securities as part of a final push to extricate the government from the aid doled out in the financial meltdown.

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