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Will foreign banks join the U.S. bailout?

Dan Grech | Sep 22, 2008
The U.S. mortgage debt bailout will extend to toxic assets in foreign banks. But how will it be paid for, and how will it affect the global economy? Scott Jagow talks with Steven Beard in London.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Devil in the details

Chris Farrell | Sep 21, 2008
This is nuts:...

Barry Eichengreen

Chris Farrell | Sep 21, 2008
Barry Eichengreen, political economist at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the leading scholars on the Great Depression....

Debt forgiveness?

Chris Farrell | Sep 20, 2008
I haven't found much of the commentary criticizing the Bush/Paulson/Benanke engineered bailout very convincing. I don't think there is any doubt...

Understanding the woes on Wall Street

| Sep 19, 2008
Host Tess Vigeland gets a final perspective on the week on Wall Street, this time from Marketplace's senior business correspondent and market guru Bob Moon.
Posted In: Wall Street

Should we keep Wall Street out of the retirement business?

Chris Farrell | Sep 19, 2008
Remember the Bush Administration's push to partially privatize Social Security? The privatization advocates warned that insolvency loomed unless...

Little room for retraining workers

| Sep 19, 2008
Many of Michigan's former auto workers are turning to community colleges to train for a career shift, but the state's education system can't accommodate them all. Dustin Dwyer reports.
Posted In: Education

Soon we'll all answer to the 'Numerati'

| Sep 19, 2008
Writer and commentator Stephen Baker has been trying to figure out how to push his blog to the top of Google's rankings -- and he says he's learned a lot in the process.

The week's big story: Meltdown

Tess Vigeland and Bob Moon | Sep 19, 2008
Need some perspective after this week's collapse? Our senior business correspondent Bob Moon provides some. He discusses with host Tess Vigeland what we've been through and what's ahead.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

How does financial crisis strike you?

Mitchell Hartman | Sep 19, 2008
After all the screaming headlines and doom and gloom of the last few days, we got to wondering whether the government's bailout plans have made people feel better. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman went to find out.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street