The Leonard Lopate Show

Banks Avoid Bad Press with Secret FDIC Settlements

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Since 2007, nearly 500 banks of failed, but rather than sue those banks for losses and malfeasance, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has opted for settlements that often go unreported. LA Times reporter Scott Reckard talks about having to obtain information about FDIC settlements through a Freedom of Information Act request.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Former FDIC Chairman Bair on Financial Regulation

Friday, February 22, 2013

President Obama did not mention Wall Street or financial regulation during his State of the Union address, so what does that mean for banking regulation during the president's second term?


The Takeaway

Takeout: A Run on the FDIC

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

When the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) meets later today, it will have to address a key question raised by the tide of bank failures: Will the the government agency run out of money? And what can they do about it? We speak with Louise Story, finance reporter for The New York Times.


The Takeaway

Obama to Nominate Bernanke to Second Term

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

This morning, President Obama will nominate Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to a second term.  The President will do so during an appearance at Oak Bluffs School on Martha’s Vineyard, where the First Family is vacationing this week. Joining us to talk about Bernanke's performance during the current economic crisis is our friend Dan Gross, columnist at Newsweek and Slate and author of the book "Dumb Money," as well as Richard Bove, banking equities analyst and a Vice President at Rochdale Securities.