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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...
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...
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 put...
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...
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...
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...
My turn: A Juneau economist ponders the 'R' word a classic run on the bank. Bear Stearns was an investment bank that was...federally secured loan was made to Bear Stearns, but investors interpreted this...disaster by making a bridge loan to Bear Stearns, but it was not enough and the...
Permanent fund takes hit in early '08

...key event of the quarter was when the investment firm Bear Stearns collapsed and had to be bailed out by competitor JP Morgan, with the backing of federal officials. The Bear Stearns action was crucial to "backstop" the financial market...
Outside editorial: Financial intervention

...roster of rescues is a testament to how stubborn the problems in the U.S. economy are. Providing $30 billion to save Bear Stearns Cos. from default in March didn't prevent Lehman Bros. from going under six months later. Offering a bigger credit...
China could learn from OPEC one regulator but many. The Securities and Exchange Commission failed to check risks at broker-dealers such as Bear Stearns. State insurance regulators failed to prevent the collapse of AIG. The Federal Reserve failed to see that banks were...


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