US banks saved but rest of nation still drowning, Sigtarp finds

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US government attempts to repair the damage done by the financial crisis have been successful as regards the major banks, but have failed to address rising unemployment and a lacklustre residential property market, according to the latest quarterly report from Neal Barofsky, special inspector-general for the Troubled Assets Relief Program (Sigtarp).

The report notes banks previously bailed out through Tarp – even those such as Citigroup and Bank of America, which Barofsky claims would probably h

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