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Money Talking

Money Talking: Does Davos Matter?

Friday, January 25, 2013

Political leaders, CEO and even a few celebrities are rubbing elbows and discussing the world’s biggest political and economic challenges in Davos, Switzerland. Why should we care?

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The Takeaway

The Agenda: Campaigning Amid Crisis, Mitt Romney Abroad, New GDP Figures, and Geithner Testimony

Monday, July 23, 2012

Both campaigns responded to the Colorado shooting by pulling their ads in the state which could mean a week of toned-down campaigning. But then again, it might not.

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The Takeaway

Libor Scandal Reaches United States

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Libor rigging scandal that started at Barclay's in London has landed, in its most recent episode, at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Reports that Barclay's met with the New York Fed about Libor in 2007 and 2008 implicate then-president Timothy Geithner. Nobody knows yet what those meetings were about, but the Treasury Secretary may now face grilling from some senators who want to know more.

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The Takeaway

Ron Suskind on the 'Confidence Men' Controversy

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

White House officials are already criticizing journalist Ron Suskind's book "Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President," which just came out this week, despite having cooperated with Suskind for years. Among the book's more controversial passages are depictions of the Obama White House as dysfunctional, with mean, misogynistic economic advisers undermining a clueless president at every turn. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said, "I lived the original and the reality I lived, we all lived together, bears no relation to the sad little stories I heard reported from that book." White House Press Secretary Jay Carney went even further and accused Suskind of plagiarism, saying, "one passage seems to be lifted almost entirely from Wikipedia."

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