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  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Bull by the Horns’

    How much drama can take place in boardrooms and on intra-agency phone conferences? Sheila Bair aims to find out in her financial-crisis memoir, "Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street From Wall Street and Wall Street From Itself."

  • Former FDIC head Sheila Bair has book deal

    Sheila Bair, a key government official during the 2008 financial crisis, has a book deal.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila C. Bair is leaving stepping down as one of the government's top bank regulators, ending a five-year term in which she helped craft the government's response to the 2008 financial crisis.

    Outspoken bank regulator to step down

    Sheila C. Bair will step down as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. this summer, ending a five-year term in which she played a central role in fashioning the government's response to the 2008 global financial crisis.

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    The mortgage-servicing industry should fund a new commission to compensate homeowners who may have wrongly been kicked out of their homes, a top U.S. banking regulator said Wednesday.

  • Sheila C. Bair

    Banks post strong quarter, but woes persist

    A lull in loan defaults this spring enabled the nation's banks to post their biggest quarterly industry profit in nearly three years, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reported Tuesday.

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Keith Hennessey, chairman of the National Economic Council, says the Bush administration would have encouraged the Fed to crack down on lending abuses  much earlier to prevent today's housing crisis.

    Regulators under fire for ignoring red flags

    Sheila Bair logged onto her e-mail account recently and got a pop-up ad offering a $175,000 home loan with monthly payments of only $400.

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  • Ms. Bair writes that Mr. Geithner's appointment as Treasury secretary was a "punch in the gut" because she mistrusted Mr. Geithner's actions in his previous job as head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and viewed his failure to pay payroll taxes while at the International Monetary Fund as disqualifying.

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘Bull by the Horns’ →

  • "We do not yet really know the full extent of the problem," Ms. Bair said in written remarks to the Senate Banking Committee.

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