Fallout: The Financial Crisis - Most Commented


Ernst & Young may face fraud lawsuit over Lehman audits

Dec 20, 2010
There are reports that New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will file a civil fraud lawsuit against accounting firm Ernst and Young over its role in the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Alisa Roth reports.

Gordon Brown on what went wrong with globalization

Dec 15, 2010
Steve Chiotakis talks to former U.K. prime minister Gordon Brown about the beginnings of the financial crisis and about Brown's new book, "Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalization."

Deficit plan fails, but commission still wants to talk

Dec 3, 2010
The deficit plan failed by just three votes, but members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform said they want to keep working towards a plan.

Special interest groups slam proposals to cut the deficit

Dec 3, 2010
The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility will vote on a proposal to slash the federal deficit, but lobbyists and special interest groups have been slamming the proposal ever since it was released. David Gura has more.

Bailout saved banks, but could allow others to take risks

Dec 2, 2010
The Federal Reserve released a load of documents that revealed the names and numbers involved in the emergency bailout. Janet Babin reports on what all these new details mean.
Posted In: Banks

The recession for African-Americans

Nov 27, 2010
Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson reports on another recession -- the one hitting African Americans. The recession hit African Americans more acutely, because of factors such as less savings and higher incarceration rates, which deters many from looking for jobs.
Posted In: Jobs

Monopoly and the Great Recession

Nov 26, 2010
The game Monopoly debuted during the Great Depression. Steven Thrasher of the Village Voice looks at how the game is doing during the Great Recession and whether we're learning anything from it.
Posted In: Entertainment

What are banks supposed to do?

Nov 23, 2010
In his book "How Markets Fail," now in paperback, John Cassidy argues that the crash of 2008 was evidence that markets are not self-correcting and that Wall Street needs to get back to reality -- and reform itself. Tess Vigeland talks to the author.

Baby boomers luck out in deficit-cutting plans

Nov 19, 2010
The deficit-cutting plans being proposed right now are all supposed to help with the nation's debt. Who else is it helping? The baby boomers, according to Marketplace's Chris Farrell. He talks to Jeremy Hobson about why and how.

Economic growth is necessary to cut national debt

Nov 17, 2010
Another bipartisan commission released its plan for cutting the national deficit today, and it got down to specifics about cutting spending. But New York Times columnist David Leonhardt tells Kai Ryssdal that we also need to cultivate economic growth.