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Hedge funds wary of US govt

Straits Times – Hedge fund executives at the conference said Mr Obama’s deal undercut bankruptcy court rules that have long given priority to secured lenders. The White House move and its combative stance with hedge funds may keep some managers […]

Tales From the Hedge Fund Crypt

Reuters – What is it about siblings and the White House? Jimmy Carter had Billy, Hillary Clinton had Hugh Rodham, and George W. had Neil Bush. If Abel got elected president, it’s a near-certainty that Cain would have skipped the […]

Obama to prod credit card firms on fee practices

Reuters – President Barack Obama will weigh in on Thursday on the lending practices of U.S. credit card companies, an issue that has triggered an outcry from consumers hit with high fees and interest rates. Obama has joined a push […]

GM, Chrysler launch supplier support

Traverse City Record Eagle – General Motors and Chrysler, which have received $17.4 billion in federal aid and face upcoming deadlines to restructure their companies, will designate the auto parts suppliers that need the financing, giving them a large role […]

Hedge fund paid Obama adviser Summers $5.2 million

Reuters – Lawrence Summers, a top economic adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama, was paid about $5.2 million (3.48 million pounds) by hedge fund D.E. Shaw in the past year, financial disclosure forms released by the White House showed on […]

Obama tries to temper furor over AIG bonuses

Associated Press – President Barack Obama is trying to dampen a fire he once stoked, urging a more tempered response to public furor over bonuses paid to executives of the publicly rescued insurance giant American International Group. Obama is virtually […]

Obama Moves to Block $165M in AIG Bonuses

Newsday – A tough-talking President Barack Obama moved yesterday to block the $165 million in bonuses for American International Group executives that prompted a new wave of outrage at corporate America and taxpayer bailouts. Despite the aggressive approach, it’s unclear […]

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