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Obama Goes From the White House To Wall $treet

The 44th president is cashing in with a handful of paid speeches to bankers

During his eight years in the White House, Barack Obama wasn’t exactly popular on Wall Street. Bankers still seethe over the time in 2009 when he called them “fat cats” and gripe about the stricter banking regulations he signed into law. Now that he’s out of office, though, some of those same bankers are happy to hear what the former president has to say and pay him handsomely for it.

Obama spoke in New York to clients of Northern Trust Corp. for about $400,000, says a person familiar with his appearance in August. In mid-September, Obama reminisced about his

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