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FDIC May Ditch Public-Private Bad-Assets Plan

Banks in better shape; buyers and sellers remain reluctant

(Newser) - The government may scale back or put on hold parts of its controversial, slow-starting plan to get toxic assets off banks’ books, the Wall Street Journal reports. With both buyers and sellers expressing reluctance, and banks looking healthier, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp will likely delay next month’s scheduled... More »

JPMorgan Chief: I Could Repay TARP Tomorrow

Dimon calls bailout money a 'scarlet letter'

(Newser) - JPMorgan Chase can’t wait to pay back the government’s bailout money, CEO Jamie Dimon said today, after the company posted a better-than-expected $2.1 billion in earnings. The CEO called the funds a “scarlet letter,” Bloomberg reports, and said he was just waiting for the Treasury’... More »

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