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Foreign Banks Got Majority of Secret Fed Loans

Court forces Fed to release info

(Newser) - When the Federal Reserve opened its “discount window” at the height of the financial crisis, a lot of foreign banks lined up. The 97-year-old program hit an all-time high during October 2008, and during its peak week, 70% of the $110.7 billion doled out went to foreign banks,... More »

Paulson Wants Closer Tabs on Investment Banks

More transparency needed if they're to borrow from Fed, Treasury chief says

(Newser) - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said today that investment banks owe the government more information about their financial condition if they are occasionally allowed to borrow money from the Federal Reserve, the New York Times reports. Paulson seemed to call for tighter regulations before calling the recent bailout of Bear Stearns... More »

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