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U.S. Treasury Said to Invest in Nine Major U.S. Banks

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The Bush administration will announce a plan to rescue frozen credit markets that includes spending about half of a total of $250 billion for preferred shares of nine major banks, people briefed on the matter said.

The companies are Citigroup Inc., Wells Fargo & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, State Street Corp., and Bank of New York Mellon Corp., the people said. One of the people also said Merrill Lynch & Co. will receive an investment.

The injections represent a new approach for Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's attempts to prevent a financial market meltdown from sending the U.S. economy into a prolonged recession. He's following similar interventions by European leaders and using broad powers Congress gave him earlier this month to save the country's banking system.

None of banks getting government money was given a choice about it, said one of the people familiar with the plans. All of the banks involved will have to submit to compensation restrictions, said the person. 

TVNL Comment: They are securing their financial takeover of this nation. They are intertwining their control of wealth with your assets so that this crime can not be reversed. They are holding your finances hostage to secure their ownership of this nation and of the world.


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