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Financial Crisis Commission

WATCH: 'Let Bush Tax Cuts Lapse,' Greenspan Says

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

With the risk of a national debt crisis lurking over the nation, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan can't agree with continuing vast tax c...

Financial Crisis Panel Withholding 200-300 Interviews

Bloomberg | Joshua Zumbrun and Scott Lanman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, created by Congress to investigate and report on the causes of the market meltdown late last decade, won't pu...

Can't Get A Job? Better Get Used To It

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Tucker

WASHINGTON D.C. -- "Joblessness is here to stay. One current assessment rates the chances a laid-off worker will ever regain his or her income level a...

Bernanke Tells FCIC: 'Too Big To Fail' Problem Must Be Solved

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told a panel investigating the financial crisis that regulators must be ready to shutter the ...

Bankers' Song: What REALLY Happens During The Financial Crisis Commission Hearings

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ever heard of Commissioner Rouglas Scholtz-Tweakin of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission? Neither had we. To go along with their new expose on ...

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Two Top Investigators Leave Financial Crisis Commission | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two senior staffers have quietly left the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, a panel working under a tight deadline that has been dogged by rumors o...

Government Will Collect Royalties On Financial Crisis Commission's Report, Published By Little, Brown

The Washington Post | Jason Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The government commission tasked with writing a public report to expose the causes of the financial crisis is keeping the structure of its own publish...

Lead SEC-Goldman Counsel Richard Simpson Is 'Relentless'

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Tucker

"Richard Simpson is a relentless litigator who brought the Antar clan to its knees," Sam E. Antar told me on the phone today. Sam is the cousin of Cr...

Shahien Nasiripour

Financial Crisis Commission Hearing UPDATES: Bear Stearns, SEC Officials Grilled | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

We've compiled breaking updates of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission's hearing today on "the shadow banking system." Today's testimony includes...

Wall Street Journal Taking Moral Low Ground on SEC vs. Goldman

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

The WSJ's editors, hellbent on proving they are visiting from Alpha Centauri, defend the actions of Goldman as "more a case of hindsight bias than financial villainy."

Book Club Pick: Why 13 Bankers Is a Must-Read for Barack Obama, Chris Dodd, and Everyone Who Wants to Avoid Another Financial Crisis

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

13 Bankers is the rare book than can actually have an impact on the vital debate happening right now in Washington. READ MORE Why the Fight for Financial Reform Needs to Get Much More Personal When it comes to the fight over financial reform, Democrats are making the same mistake they did with health care: failing to put the effect reform would have on the lives of real Americans front and center. READ MORE Announcing HuffPost's Twitter Editions We are launching Twitter editions for each of our 19 sections -- a mash-up of breaking tweets and HuffPost stories that are attracting interest on Twitter. READ MORE WATCH: Arianna Discusses RNC's "Bondage-Gate" with Joy Behar WATCH: Arianna Spars with Rudy Giuliani Over Rubio, Kerik, and Waterboarding on Morning Joe

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Greenspan To Financial Crisis Commission: Roots Of Crisis In Communism's Fall, The Fed Isn't To Blame | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(We'll be running a live blog of the testimony at the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission's latest round of hearings in Washington, D.C. Former Federa...

The Meltdown Men: Greenspan, Rubin, and Prince to Testify before Financial Crisis Commission

Jeff Madrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Madrick

Greenspan bears more responsibility for the calamity than any single person. It is rare in the history of any major event one can make such a claim.

Financial Crisis Commission: | NYT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The commission must uncover what bankers, investors, government officials and other people in positions of power, past and present, would prefer not t...

Financial Crisis Commission Chair: 'The Investigative Work Is Underway'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The federal commission created to investigate the roots of the financial crisis has begun its review of documents and will announce next week a series...

FCIC Commissioner Asks Public For Questions, HuffPost Readers Answer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bill Thomas, vice chairman of Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) is asking Americans to submit their questions for bankers the commission is s...

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Announces Full Witness List for First Public Hearing

AP/ Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Next week, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission -- the bi-partisan 10-member panel established by Congress to examine the causes of the financial c...

Krugman: Bankers Without A Clue, Financial Crisis Commission Testimony Showed 'Stunning Failure' | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

But the bankers' testimony showed a stunning failure, even now, to grasp the nature and extent of the current crisis. And that's important: It tells u...

Ask Holder to Be Bolder: Resolving the Mysteries of AIG

Thomas Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Ferguson

Eric Holder is the authority on implementation of the Freedom of Information Act. He must tout the virtues of transparency and the timely release of information to the public.

Shahien Nasiripour

Financial Crisis Commission Testimony: READ The Latest Updates | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

FINANCIAL CRISIS INQUIRY COMMISSION UPDATES: The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission held its first hearing in Washington today; with another session...

Financial Crisis commission to quiz bank CEOs

CNN | Jennifer Liberto, Senior Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON ( -- As lawmakers start trickling back to Washington next week, a panel tasked with investigating the financial crisis is set ...

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Financial Crisis Commission Testimony, Day 2: Read The Latest Updates | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

FINANCIAL CRISIS INQUIRY COMMISSION UPDATES: The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission held its second day of hearings in Washington today. (Watch the ...

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission: What Is the Proper Role of Banks in Our Society?

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

We ban all sort of risk-taking behavior, whether it be drug use, speeding, or drinking underage. Why not ban behavior that puts our financial system at risk and deprives people of their homes, their pensions, and their livelihoods?

10 Questions The Financial Crisis Commission Must Ask

Eliot Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eliot Spitzer

The FCIC should enlist the financial industry as its research assistants. The industry should jump at the chance. The only way to reduce the frequency and damage of future crises is to find out what caused this one.

New Pecora Commission Will Leave No Stone Unturned

CNN Money | Corey Boles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Phil Angelides, the chairman of the newly formed Financial Crisis Commission, pledged Wednesday to leave no stone unturned a...