Climate & Climate Politics
- Climate Change — The “800-year lag” unravelled – YouTube
- Why it’s probably too late to roll back global warming – The Week
- The National Memo » Raising Medicare Age Won’t Save Money But Will Cost Lives
- U.S. Profit on AIG Climbs to $22.7 Billion on Share Sale – Businessweek
American International Group Inc. (AIG)’s rescue has come to an end with the U.S. raising $7.6 billion in its final offering of the insurer’s shares, four years after a bailout that fueled resentment against Wall Street.
The U.S. took over the New York-based company in a 2008 bailout that swelled to $182.3 billion to save the global economy from collapse. AIG has sold more than $65 billion of assets to help repay the rescue, while Chief Executive Officer Robert Benmosche scaled back from the derivative bets that almost destroyed the firm. He’s focusing on property-casualty coverage globally and life and retirement products in the U.S.
“Treasury can claim victory, AIG can be free of TARP, and AIG will begin to trade on its merits,” said Josh Stirling, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., in note to investors. (read the complete article…)