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Geithner Plan’s Use of Wall Street Firms to Value "Toxic" Securities No Panacea

Several commentators have recently praised Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s plan to use Wall Street firms to help value “toxic” assets, such as mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), because it draws on these firms’ supposed expertise in valuing … Continue reading

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