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  1. bailouts
    The Postal Service Deserves a Permanent BailoutAmerica can afford to cover the losses of an overwhelmingly popular agency that provides a valuable service and good middle-class jobs.
  2. small business loans
    The Small-Business Loan Program Is Already Hitting 4 Big SnagsThe banks aren’t prepared, and the cap on the bailout fund is too damn low.
  3. bailouts
    The Small-Business Bailout Just Got a Lot BetterFirms with fewer than 500 employees can walk into any FDIC bank and collect enough money to cover eight weeks of payroll on Uncle Sam’s dime.
  4. bailouts
    What’s Good, Bad, and Mediocre in the Coronavirus Stimulus BillThe legislation is great news for unemployed workers in the short term, bad news for reining in plutocracy in the long run.
  5. As Trade War Drags On, the Cry Spreads: ‘Where’s Our Bailout?’Trump’s efforts to buy off farmers were predictable. But as the pain spreads from his trade war, so, too, do calls for compensation.
  6. just asking questions
    Why It’s Going to Take Another Financial Catastrophe to Fix Wall StreetThe man who oversaw the bailout in 2008 is not optimistic about the banking industry under President Donald Trump.
  7. ai-gee thanks
    A.I.G. Finally Decides It Wants Nothing to Do With Lawsuit Against United StatesAvoids alienating everyone all over again.
  8. bailouts
    Ex-AIG CEO Suing U.S. for $25 BillionHank Greenberg claims the government bailout was unconstitutional.
  9. fianna fail fail
    Irish Prime Minister Stepping Down As Leader of His Political PartyFollowing a $114 billion bailout.
  10. international intrigue
    Ireland to E.U.: Look, We Never Asked for a Massive Bailout, But If You InsistPride versus financial solvency.
  11. money talks
    Bailed-Out Companies Throw Cash at Anti-Bailout CandidatesIt’s a logical move, like throwing tea off the side of the boat.
  12. aggravating insurance giants
    AIG Announces Final Plan to Pay Back GovernmentIs there really a way out of this?
  13. bailouts
    EU Delivers $957 Billion Rescue Package for Troubled European EconomiesINF to provide hundreds of billions.
  14. freddie mac
    Freddie Mac Asks Government for Over $10 BillionThis would bring the total up to $61.3 billion.
  15. the rest of the world
    Greece Is in Very Bad Shape Right NowStriking and rioting after government-imposed “austerity measures.”
  16. Greece Agrees to Bailout From IMF, EUThis calls for a celebratory baklava.
  17. problem children
    Vikram Pandit to Thank the GovernmentYou read that right. This man has no pride.
  18. refunds
    Citigroup Wants to Repay Bailout MoneySayonara executive pay limits.
  19. refunds
    Bank of America to Repay $45 Billion Bailout MoneyMaybe now they can hire a CEO.
  20. bankers
    The Dancing Baby BankerWatch an animation based on this week’s cover story about the fight over AIG bonuses.
  21. scenes from a meltdown
    CIT Finally Files for BankruptcyTaxpayers can kiss their $2.3 billion goodbye.
  22. wall street
    Bailed-Out Companies Not Returning the FavorFinancial firms scrimp on the donations.
  23. liberal farts
    Generation Smug“There’s a generational shift toward increasing interest and concern into how to help make the world a better place,” says one college president. Really.
  24. aig
    Congress, Liddy Spar Over Details of AIG Restructuring PlanCongress, for the good of the American public, wants details — but AIG, for the good of the American public, doesn’t want to give them.
  25. funny things
    How Does the Treasury Decide Who Gets a Bailout?“We’d better consult the chart.”
  26. bailouts
    GM and Chrysler Want $21.6 Billion MoreAfter that they’ll clean up. For real this time.
  27. the greatest depression
    Geithner, Where’s the Beef?The markets and analysts would have preferred some more specifics this morning.
  28. the downturnaround
    There’s a Guy in Times Square Giving Away Free MoneyAnd it’s not the Naked Cowboy, or Steve Schwarzman suffering a psychotic break.
  29. the sports section
    Citi Field Will Still Be Called That, StillThe Mets’ new stadium will retain its confidence-inspiring name, despite griping from Kucinich.
  30. early and often
    With Blocking of Auto Bailout, Democrats Helpless As EverNow the industry’s future lies in the hands of … President Bush.
  31. the greatest depression
    Neel Kashkari Gets Grilled’The perception is that there is something sinister going on here.’
  32. early and often
    What You Need to Know About the Auto-Industry BailoutAfter numerous hearings and fervid demands that car-company CEOs repent with symbolic gestures, Congress has nearly settled on a plan.
  33. neighborhood watch
    Citi Field Will Still Be Called ThatEven though Citigroup got a big fat federal bailout.
  34. the greatest depression
    Citi Bailout Not Sitting Well With Basically AnyoneLots of people are saying it’s more like a ‘shitty bailout.’
  35. election hair of the dog
    Obama to Roll Out Economic Team and Plans TodayHe may keep the Bush tax cuts until 2010, he’ll probably expand his recovery plan, and he wants it all on day one.
  36. early and often
    Obama May Have Already Stepped in It With the Auto-Industry BailoutObama, Bush, the Treasury, and Congress wrangle over saving Detroit, and Republicans see an opening.
  37. early and often
    Fox Business Network Host Neil Cavuto Blasts McCain: ‘On Economic Matters You Have No Convictions’Citiing McCain’s erratic spending and tax plans, the Fox Business Network host eviscerates the candidate of News Corp.
  38. Neel Kashkari SpeaksAlso, apparently no one actually cares that it is a holiday.
  39. twenty-person poll
    What New Yorkers Are Thinking About the Greatest Depression: It Won’t Be Too Bad!We talked to twenty strangers in Union Square to see how they felt the economy was going to affect them. They were optimistic! (And CUTE.)
  40. instant politics
    Joe Scarborough and John Heilemann Dissect the Bailout Fight: How It Might Sink McCain — and Help the GOP’New York’ magazine’s John Heilemann and Joe Scarborough, former Republican Congressman and host of MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe,’ discuss the parallels between the rejection of the bailout bill and the Gingrich revolution, what Sarah Palin still has to offer, and how these couple weeks ‘might very well be remembered by history as the fortnight when Obama won the election.’
  41. early and often
    McCain Suspended His Campaign and All He Got Was This Lousy Bailout FailureHe aimed to reap the political rewards of a bailout deal, and now stands to lose the most from its continued delay.
  42. it just happened
    House.gov Has CrashedNot that we expected any reasonable explanations anytime soon, but it would be nice to be able to check.
  43. mccaintics
    So, What Exactly Was So Suspended About McCain’s Campaign?Ads, interviews, fund-raisers, surrogates — kind of looks like a non-suspended campaign, no?
  44. early and often
    Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Shreds John McCainReid and Banking chair Chris Dodd just wrapped up a scathing press conference about the status of the bailout package.
  45. instant politics
    John Heilemann and Robert Reich on Who’s Winning the High-Stakes Game of Bailout ChickenGuess what? It’s not the Democrats.
  46. early and often
    Bailout Deal ‘Fundamentally’ Agreed UponAnd they did it without John McCain, who was in New York this morning. Zoinks!
  47. early and often
    The McCain Surprise: Stupid, Brilliant … or Both??Yesterday, as soon as John McCain announced his stunning decision to suspend his campaign and delay tomorrow’s debate, chaos broke.
  48. early and often
    In Shadow of McCain and Bush Gimmicks, Congress Nearing Deal on BailoutEven without John McCain’s much-hyped campaign suspension and George Bush’s planned economic summit tomorrow, Congress is close to resolving the plan.
  49. early and often
    Would You Care to Hear McCain and Obama’s Ideas About the Bailout?Obviously, their stances will consider solely the potential economic ramifications of a bailout plan, and not electoral politics, right?
  50. important news
    The For-Idiots, By-Idiots Guide to the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac BailoutAn important thing happened this weekend while you were brunching.