2008 financial crisis

Bernanke Says He Was Reluctant On 2008 AIG BailoutFormer Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke etched a portrait Friday of his initial reluctance to have the central bank rescue American International Group Inc. in 2008. But he ultimately came to believe the $85 billion bailout loan to the company was needed to avert a shock to the financial system.
Study: Millennials Forging Optimistic Future Despite Failing Financial BehaviorYoung American adults, Millennials, are forging their own optimistic way into adulthood through a detachment to politics and religion, distrust of others, and low levels of financial literacy.
Boehner: Obama Risking Default By Rejecting Talks With RepublicansThe United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government's debt Sunday as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on a straightforward bill to boost the borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.
Fannie Mae Earns $2.2 Billion In Second QuarterFannie Mae earned $2.2 billion from April through June, its second quarterly gain in net income since being taken over by the government during the 2008 financial crisis.
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