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Outside editorial: Painful days ahead

...extraordinary response Sunday to Bear Stearns Cos.' looming collapse signals...skittish about risk that they pushed Bear Stearns, one of Wall Street's storied...Manhattan building that served as Bear Stearns' headquarters. The Bush administration...
Throwing honesty away

...Congress passed a timely and well-crafted stimulus. Bear Stearns was rescued, averting market chaos. The Fed cut interest...imagined villains. The finger-pointing began with the Bear Stearns failure. Bear was sound, its boosters say; short...
The business of 'too big to fail'

...near-bankruptcy of giant mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the failure of the $400 billion investment house Bear Stearns, imploded. The financial shock waves pummeled the nation's economy, sending it to the edge of a new Great Depression...
Outside editorial: How much bite for new watchdog?

...deposit insurance, the burning issue today is what to do about institutions - such as American International Group, Bear Stearns or Lehman Brothers - that are not banks but are so large and so intertwined with other institutions that their collapse...
No one has sure fix for 'too big to fail' dilemma

...crisis, in a double sense. Despite government disavowals, the perception that the feds would bail out the likes of Bear Stearns or Fannie Mae permitted such firms to pile on risk without corresponding discipline from the market, thus hastening...
Dock workers return to jobs much cargo here that it will take some logistical gymnastics to get it out of here," Wassem said. In a report, Bear Stearns analyst Ed Wolfe estimated an equivalent of 680,000 truckloads of cargo was sitting on docks and ships along the West...
JPMorgan: Isn't life strange?

...Wall Street may be flying below the clouds today.But think about why. Here we are four years after the collapse of Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and AIG, and we're still working toward implementing the rules that Congress and the president...
Finally, a big fish on Wall Street is hooked

...convicted on 14 counts of bank fraud. Ocala, Fla., is a long way from Wall Street, where, since 2009 - when a pair of Bear Stearns bankers beat a criminal charge of bilking investors out of $1.6 billion - the government hasn't even brought a...
Outside editorial: Don't panic over economy

The following editorial first appeared in The Dallas Morning News: Your name isn't Bear Stearns or J.P. Morgan. The only home mortgage you know much about is the one you pay every month. You know regular unleaded long...
Outside editorial: Mortgage lending needs new standards

...agreed to risk $30 billion of taxpayers' money to keep Bear Stearns breathing. The U.S. taxpayer now has skin directly...had no such guarantee. So, when rumors spread that Bear Stearns might fail, investors and trading partners rushed to...


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