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June 30, 2016

Marketplace Mention: A slimmed-down GE Capital highlights pros and cons of "too big to fail"

“You know that term “Too Big to Fail”? The ultimate symbol of this last recession when taxpayers had to bail out huge companies for the sake of the broader economy? Yeah, nobody wants that to happen again. So “Too Big to Fail” became more than a symbol. These days the companies that are so big they’re a risk to the whole system are slapped with heavy regulation. GE Capital has just managed to shed that title after federal regulators  rescinded company’s designation.” 


Dennis Kelleher with the consumer advocacy group Better Markets said that gives American taxpayers one more reason to rest easy. “GE got rid of its high-risk finance gambling and got back to the business that it makes money at, which is airplane engines and all sorts of other industrial products,” he said.


To read the full Marketplace article by Dan Gorenstein click here.

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