Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Financial crisis flashback: Bailout proposal gets political

Five years ago today, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle weren't too happy about the Bush administration's proposed $700 billion bailout of the nation's big banks. Candidates in the '08 election also jumped on it. Job cuts also were in the works at Bank of America and, locally, Bank of Granite.

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