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April 4

April 4, 2010 --

Board member accused of interfering, injecting race into DeKalb school closings debate UGA hazing habits: Problem may be rooted in organization traditions Billions in nuclear waste funds in limbo Independent study faults quality of Ga. day-care centers

Your August bailout update: $393 billion outstanding

Your August bailout update: $393 billion outstanding
September 2, 2009 --

By PAUL KIEL, ProPublica

Starting with this post, we’ll be updating you every month on the status of the taxpayer-funded bailouts we track in our database — namely the TARP and government rescue of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Recent reports by the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have drawn attention to the billions in revenue that the Treasury Department has collected from companies early in returning their TARP investments. While those returns have been encouraging, there’s no question that the taxpayer remains deep in the red.