June 9, 2009 5:34 PM

Bank bailout turns out to have been good business for U.S.

The government made a 4.64 percent rate of return on its $68 billion bailout of the 10 banks that on Tuesday were given the okay to repay their government loans. That's a profit, even factoring in the government's cost of borrowing the money. And the government may earn still more.

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