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The Global Banking Game Is Rigged, and the FDIC Is Suing

Taxpayers are paying billions of dollars for a swindle pulled off by the world’s biggest banks, using a form of derivative called interest-rate swaps. And the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has now joined a chorus of litigants suing over it.

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Where are Phil and Wendy Gramm hiding now that UBS, like Enron before it, has been nailed by the G-men?

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In late 2008, Neil Barofsky was appointed the Treasury Department’s investigator of the bank bailouts. In the time since, he has suffered dismissal and deprecation from his colleagues and the corporations they’re supposed to regulate.

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Bill Moyers Talks Greedy Banks

The Libor scandal involving U.K.-based Barclays bank is just the latest illustration of greed in the financial sector, says Bill Moyers.

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U.S. Buckles Down on Rate-Fixing Case

The U.S. Justice Department has identified potential crimes committed by several big banks—including Barclays—and their employees amid a global investigation into the Libor scandal, in which financial institutions allegedly rigged interest rates.

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Fed, Geithner Knew of False Libor in 2008

The Federal Reserve and the U.S. government knew back in 2008 that Barclays was filing false reports about Libor, the interest rate that international banks charge one another for short-term loans, according to documents released Friday.

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Crime of the Century

Forget Bernie Madoff and Enron’s Ken Lay—they were mere amateurs in financial crime.

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