The U.S. government still hasn't recouped all of the taxpayer funds it put into the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, during the dark days of the financial crisis. But it's getting closer.
At this point, all of the major U.S. banks have repaid the government, and the majority of the shortfall is a result of the inclusion of the automotive sector and AIG (NYSE: AIG) in the program. So are banks back? In this video, Motley Fool banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson say yes and discuss where the sector can go from here.
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