Takeouts: shadow banking system under congressional scrutiny, UK elections

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Financial Takeouts: Later today the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will call five former top Bear executives to testify about the investment bank’s role in the shadow banking system. The New York Times Wall Street and finance reporter, Louise Story, joins the Takeaway to explain the common and legal ways that banks use this system to shrink their questionable balance sheets.

UK Elections: Last minute campaigning in Britain heats up before tomorrow’s elections. To explain the British electoral system, we’re joined by TBD.

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