How Much Could the Government Lose on TARP?

A research firm says the U.S. lost $104 billion on the ownership stakes it took in financial companies in return for TARP funds. Losses could mount

While the U.S. government keeps doling out taxpayer money in a frenzied effort to save the financial system, more scrutiny is being paid to what the government is getting in return for its bailouts—and how big a loss taxpayers are likely to suffer in the end.

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