The 'B' Word: Tackling Tarp's Image Problem

Fajt, Marissa
January 2009
American Banker;1/5/2009, Vol. 174 Issue 2, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that many banking executives are giving lectures around the U.S. about the nature of the 2008 U.S. economic bailout. Rusty Cloutier, president of MidSouth Bancorp Inc., hopes that by giving these seminars, the banking industry will be able to correct many false ideas about the bailout. His primary goal is to explain that the bailout is only meant for healthy banks, and that the money will have to be paid back with interest.


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