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The big bank bailout

podcast March 17, 2023

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The biggest banks toss a $30 billion lifeline to the struggling First Republic. The hope is that this massive cash infusion will calm markets and stop a panicky selloff. Plus: The Trump special council takes sweeping steps to get questions answered, including subpoenas for workers from Trump’s communication handlers to the staff member caught on video helping move boxes in and out of a storage room. And: Next week China’s president will make a state visit to Russia. The trip has consequences for Ukraine’s war of survival, and it happens the day the Hague issues an arrest warrant for the Vladimir Putin. 

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