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Economy: AIG Bonuses / Obama #925314

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 16, 2009
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The growing anger over AIG paying executive bonuses while taking taxpayer bailout funds reported; CBS poll figures cited.

(White House: Chip Reid) President Obama's blasting of AIG insurance for millions in bonuses featured; details given about the government using leverage to block the bonuses. [OBAMA; on "Face the Nation," National Economic Council Lawrence SUMMERS†; in radio address, Senator Chuck GRASSLEY; Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben BERNANKE†- react to AIG bonuses.] CBS poll figures on the view of what caused the banks' current problems cited. [Representative Darrell ISSA†- calls for protection.] The actions taken by New York attorney general against AIG quoted.

Mitchell, Russ;
Reid, Chip

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