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Revisiting the Great Depression

| Nov 7, 2008
As we continue our coverage of the financial crisis, we look back to the Great Depression. Reporter Jaime Bedrin sat down with her grandmother who lived through it.
Posted In: Economy

Will financial mess inspire innovation?

Scott Jagow and Chris Farrell | Nov 13, 2008
The saying goes that necessity is the mother of invention. So will a troubled economic system cause a rise in financial innovation? Economics correspondent Chris Farrell tells Scott Jagow that it will.
Posted In: Internet

Deleveraging, demystified

| Nov 13, 2008
If "leveraging" means borrowing, shouldn't "deleveraging" mean paying the money back? Not exactly. Sally Herships breaks down what the word means and why it's an important buzz word right now.
Posted In: Housing

Bailout is running out of money

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Nov 12, 2008
Congress's bailout package is already half gone, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is going back to Congress for more. But some lawmakers aren't happy with his spending spree. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Approaching the dreaded retail season

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 13, 2008
A dreary holiday season has been foreshadowed for months, but how bad is it really going to be? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports some figures have losses down $30 billion from last year, but not everyone will do so bad.
Posted In: Retail

Economy's down, lipstick's up

Jeremy Hobson | Jun 18, 2008
Tough economic times have many seeing red -- and not just in their wallets. Jeremy Hobson reports on another economic indicator that's on a lot of people's lips.

Gap narrows for manufacturing costs

Jeff Tyler | Nov 13, 2008
It still costs more to make things in the U.S. than overseas. But the U.S. manufacturing sector has kept a lid on some things better than its foreign counterparts, like employee health care. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Senator unveils health-care reform

Steve Henn | Nov 12, 2008
Democratic Sen. Max Baucus has outlined a proposal that would not only guarantee, but mandate health-care coverage for all Americans. Is there enough money to do that? Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Health

How far can money go toward healing?

Sean Cole | Jul 25, 2008
It's been almost a year since Canada agreed to pay nearly $2 billion to survivors of its Indian Residential Schools who suffered physical and sexual abuse. Sean Cole reports on how whether money can truly right a wrong.
Posted In: Canada

Financial crisis glossary

| Nov 10, 2008
Here are some of the terms mentioned throughout the coverage of the financial crisis that you should know.



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