Posts Tagged ‘treasury’

How Treasury spent its bailout funds (Wash Post)

Monday, December 7th, 2009

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[Editor's note: Todd's flow map of TARP spending. It's a charting beautify. I'm catching up on a couple week's of posts while Natural Earth was in its final stretch.]

Republished from The Washington Post. Saturday 28 Nov., 2009.

The Troubled Assets Relief Program, or TARP, was designed to stabilize the financial system as well as aid homeowners and small businesses in the wake of the credit crisis. The Treasury Department has until the end of the year to renew the controversial program. Of the $700 billion that was authorized, $560.7 billion was planned for various programs. About $71 billion has been returned from financial firms and about another $10 billion has been paid in interest and dividends.

SOURCES: Treasury Department, reporting by The Washington Post

DAVID CHO, TODD LINDEMAN AND APRIL UMMINGER/THE WASHINGTON POST

Banks Need at Least $65 Billion in Capital (Wall Street Journal)

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

[Editor's note: This interactive from the Wall Street Journal delves into the top 19 banks in the US and the Treasury Department's recent "stress test". The user can analyze across 5 different metrics for the same company in one view. Thanks Christina!]

Republished from the Wall Street Journal.
Related article: Banks Need at Least $65 Billion in Capital
MAY 7, 2009

Stress: Comparing the 19 Banks That Were Tested

Details so far on the government’s analysis of financial health. Click on a bank to compare it to others.

View the interactive version at the Wall Street Journal . . .

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Produced by Andrew Garcia Phillips and Stephen Grocer, The Wall Street Journal.

GRAPHIC: Despite Boost, Bank Value Dwindle (Wash Post)

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

[Editor's note: This graphic in yesterday's Washington Post business section was all the buzz in Washington as Congress passed its latest bail out bill. Outstanding graphic by staff artist Todd Lindaman.]

Republished from The Washington Post. January 28, 2009.
Related A1 article by David Cho: Treasury Weighs Hard Choices To Save Banks.

Investors have fled from the world’s largest banks. Tumbling stock prices have dropped the likes of Citigroup and HSBC from lists of the world’s most valuable companies, as measured by market value. The depreciated prices leave banks more vulnerable because it doesn’t take as much money to buy a majority stake. That has forced a debate about whether governments trying to help banks should simply nationalize them.

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SOURCE: Bloomberg, photo by Associated Press | Reporting By Binyamin Appelbaum – The Washington Post – January 28, 2009.

Parsing the Bailout (Wash Post + NY Times)

Monday, December 1st, 2008

[Editor's note: Two visual approaches to graphing out the Federal Government's expanding effort to "invest" in the economy during the financial crises and prevent another "Great Depression". One from the Washington Post uses a tree map (1 | 2 | 3) approach to show all the individual parts of the bailout in relative size to each other in 1 single block. The New York Times offering uses an illustrated narrative form where each part is still scaled relative to the others but it is shown in isolation with explanation text. The two graphics are not directly comparable as they use different grouping categories. Please note the Post graphic was 3/4 of a page while I think the Times graphic was smaller.

The NY Times used a similar tree mapping approach in their recent All of Inflation's Little Parts interactive. I'm quite taken with this approach! It reminds me of cartograms but focusing on the data topology instead of being held captive by the "shape" of countries. Countries are to most people nominal lists and when physical geography (arrangement, proximity, etc) does not influence pattern, I think this is a better approach.]

Graphics below republished from Washington Post and New York Times (story | graphic), both from 26 November 2008. Top graphic (graduated circle “bubbles”) is NY Times.

Washington Post
By Todd Lindeman and Brenna Maloney.
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New York Times
By staff artist.
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