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Fdic Chairman Sheila Bair

Sheila Bair Zings Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

The Huffington Post | Adriana Usero | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair on Wednesday defended ex-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's move to the private equity firm Warburg Pin...

Sheila Bair Calls Citigroup The 'Worst Bank'

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

When asked point blank, Sheila Bair has no problem exposing the banks responsible for the 2008 financial crisis. The former FDIC chair was quickly ...

Bair: Too Big To Fail May Be Over

Posted 04.11.2013 | Business

Sheila Bair says the era of too big to fail banks may be coming to an end. And she should know, since her former agency could be a big reason why. ...

Tonight's Conversation With Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Tonight I talk with the former chair of the FDIC, Sheila Bair, about the economic crisis we're now facing and just how dire the $85 billion cuts will be for our country.

Mitt Romney Misleads on Wall Street Reform in Presidential Debate

Rep. Maxine Waters | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Rep. Maxine Waters

Unfortunately, the Republican ticket continued its incoherence on financial reform with Romney's comments last night.

Bank Bailout 'Plagues' Former Wall Street Regulator

Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Sheila Bair thinks maybe the bank bailout was a bad idea. The former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, in a new book about the financial crisis, says she worries that forcing the biggest U.S. banks to take $125 billion in government money in October 2008 caused more problems than it solved.

Former Regulator May Be Tapped To Monitor Foreclosure Settlement

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

An outspoken critic of big banks and their mortgage practices leading up to the financial crisis may be tasked with making sure they comply with a lon...

Departing Regulator: Government, Banks Suffer From 'Short-Termism'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.25.2011 | Business

Sheila Bair, outgoing chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., said on Friday that the American government and financial system are in danger of ...

The Great American Payout

Tom Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Silva

America is a nation of optimists. Just two years after declaring this the worst financial crisis since the Depression, it now appears that we are starting to ante up again by releasing our cash.

FDIC: The Government's Job-Killer

Halsey Minor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Halsey Minor

The FDIC is presiding over one of the greatest wealth transfers in American history. And if no one speaks up, it will continue to hand American businesses off to international bankers for pennies on the dollar.

Why I Fight

Halsey Minor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Halsey Minor

Banks bailed out because they were too big to fail get bigger as they swallow the portfolios of smaller banks the government decides are expendable. Projects like mine are considered collateral damage.

FDIC Head Sheila Bair: Let Banks Keep Derivatives

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A top government banking regulator wants Senate Democrats to let banks keep most of their business in complex – and profitabl...

Cartoon: Tea Party Puppets

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

The upcoming battle over banking regulations promises to have every bit of the nutty gasbagging we witnessed last summer as the health care debate raged.

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Foreclosure-Prevention Plan Lagging, New Data Shows (EXCLUSIVE)

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Only about a third of the homeowners who have successfully completed the trial period of the Obama administration's mortgage modification program have...

Shahien Nasiripour

FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair Committed To Independent Consumer Agency

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of the nation's top banking regulators reiterated her support for an independent agency to protect borrowers from predatory lenders, putting her a...

FDIC: Bank Lending Tumbles 7.5 Percent In 2009

washingtonpost.com | Binyamin Appelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Lending by the banking industry fell by $587 billion, or 7.5 percent, in 2009, the largest annual decline since the 1940s, the Federal Deposit Insuran...

Bank Pay: FDIC Considers Tying Fees To Executive Compensation Levels

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (MARCY GORDON -- AP) -- Federal banking regulators are considering a plan to link the insurance premiums U.S. banks must pay to the degree ...

Shahien Nasiripour

At Last, One Government Agency Considers Cutting Mortgage Principal For Distressed Homeowners

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair indicated Thursday that she is exploring the idea of reducing the principal on as much as $45 billion in mortgages her agenc...

FDIC's Bair Takes Her Home Off The Market

wsj.com | SIMMI AUJLA and SARA LIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The property slump is hitting home for Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. -- one of the few regulators who saw trouble in th...

Banks Earned $7.6 Billion In First Quarter Profits

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The nation's banks turned a profit in the first quarter, but the number of problem banks jumped to the highest level in 15 years an...

FDIC: U.S. 'Problem' Banks Rise to 305

bloomberg.com | Margaret Chadbourn and Alison Vekshin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

May 27 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. "problem" banks climbed 21 percent to the highest total in 15 years in the first quarter, and provisions set aside for loan...

Profiles in Financial Courage

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

The JFK Presidential Library gives a Profile in Courage Award to public officials who took a stand that took a lot of integrity and nerve.

Stop the Financial Services "Super Czar" (Updated)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

There has been talk about appointing a new "Systemic Risk Regulator." This "Super Czar" would oversee all of the financial services industry. We had a "Super Czar" last year. His name was Henry Paulson.

FDIC Bair: Banks Lost $32.1 Billion In Fourth Quarter

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators now say the nation's banks lost $32.1 billion in the final quarter of last year, even worse than the $26.2 billi...

FDIC: As Rock Solid As Social Security

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

We all should be painfully aware by now that there is nothing held inside the Social Security and Medicare trust funds but a bunch of IOUs. But the FDIC's Deposit Insurance Fund as well?