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Economy: Banking / Vegas Conference #920529

CNN Evening News for Friday, Feb 06, 2009
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[In November, Treasury Secretary Henry PAULSON - talks about stabilizing the financial system.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Keeping Them Honest report introduced.

(Atlanta: Drew Griffin) A convention of bankers in Las Vegas featured; details given about the cost of getting in to mingle and the groups attending that are getting billions in TARP taxpayer funds. [University of Maryland economics professor Peter MORICI†- says it is inappropriate for those receiving bailout to go to Vegas; notes Sheila Bair pulled out because she saw a public relations disaster.] A statement from Representative Elijah Cummings about the conference quoted.

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew

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