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Banks, bonuses and blame

Most Americans agree that banks shoulder a large share of blame for the nation's economic troubles, but the public is about evenly divided on whether the government should limit bankers' bonuses or impose higher taxes on firms that take more risks. One point of cross-party unity: Bonuses over $1 million should be subject to special taxes.

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Obama to propose new limits on banks
Article | President Obama plans to propose new limits Thursday on the size and investments of large banks, a senior administration official said, as the White House intensifies its push to reframe its financial reform agenda as an effort to rein in the companies widely blamed for causing the economic crisis.

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