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Final Bailout Tab: $29B

Bank bailout is highlight of latest accounting

(Newser) - So it's not exactly zero, but the $388 billion the feds dumped into bailouts is going to end up with a final price tag of ... $29 billion, reports the New York Times. Most of Treasury's losses are focused in housing rescues ($46 billion) and the Detroit bailout ($17 billion), while... More »

Bailout May End Up Costing $0

Despised TARP expires Sunday

(Newser) - The terms "$700 billion" and "bailout" are paired as often as "Tea" and "Party," but it turns out that the government lifeline to banks and auto firms will only cost taxpayers a fraction of what was originally predicted. The hugely unpopular Troubled Asset Relief Program—... More »

Bailout Tab Plummets; Companies Quick to Repay

Expected costs down from $250B to $89B in past year

(Newser) - The financial bailout is looking a lot less expensive these days: At a projected $250 billion just a year ago, the expected federal bailout tab is now down to $89 billion—less than the government paid for the savings-and-loan crisis 20 years ago. The falling bailout costs come thanks to... More »

Obama to Wall Street: 'We Want Our Money Back'

President talks tough, pledges to get 'every single dime' back

(Newser) - Barack Obama made with the tough talk today in announcing his proposal for a tax on big banks, pledging to recover “every single dime” the taxpayers spent bailing out Wall Street. “We want our money back, and we’re going to get it,” Obama declared. “If... More »

Treasury: Relax, TARP Cost Trimmed by $200B

Estimated loss to taxpayers down to just $42B as banks rebound

(Newser) - In news that may cool public anger over bailouts, the government expects to get back some $328 billion of the $370 billion loaned to troubled companies during the financial crisis. The portion loaned to banks is even showing a slight profit. A Treasury report to Congress today will reveal a... More »

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