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AIG Exit Plan Speeds Up Taxpayer Payback

Sale of US shares could start next year

(Newser) - The Treasury and AIG are negotiating a plan that will allow the government to sell off its massive stake in the insurance company and repay taxpayers in full—over several years. Under the plan, the US would convert its $49 billion in preferred shares into common shares, likely increasing the... More »

US Will Let AIG Execs Skirt Pay Cap

Pay czar Feinberg will make exceptions after 5 threaten to quit

(Newser) - Treasury pay czar Kenneth Feinberg will exempt some AIG executives from a $500,000 salary cap, after at least five threatened to quit, sources tell Bloomberg . Feinberg is preparing to make a ruling on pay limits for 75 of the company’s top executives. Five threatened to resign last week... More »

What Will Taxpayers Shell Out for All This?

Some bailouts are more risky, some less—and add up to $1 trillion

(Newser) - If a $700 billion federal bailout sounds like a lot, it is—but Washington will actually shell out $1 trillion in all of its present and proposed plans. Between Henry Paulson's plan, and bailouts of Bear Stearns, AIG, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Wall Street Journal breaks down... More »

New AIG Chief Plans to Carve Leaner Corporation

Liddy will sell some assets to pay Feds

(Newser) - The new CEO of beleaguered giant American Insurance Group plans to trim the company, selling some assets to raise capital and pay back the government following its $85 billion bailout, reports the Wall Street Journal. "There will be a company at the end of this," vowed Edward Liddy,... More »

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