Fallout: The Financial Crisis - Most Commented


Gov't may sell its AIG stock soon

Sep 29, 2010
Insurance company AIG is in talks with members of the Fed and the Treasury Department on how the company will return the billions the government lent AIG.

Fed, Treasury consider AIG exit plan

Sep 29, 2010
The government is trying to clean up one of the biggest messes left from the financial crisis, the bailout of AIG. Officials from the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve Bank are meeting with AIG's board to consider a complex exit plan. Reporter John Dimsdale talks the details with Bill Radke.

Reich: America will swing back

Sep 27, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace commentator Robert Reich about his new book "Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future."

Will a 'Pledge to America' change anything?

Sep 23, 2010
Republicans announced today their "Pledge to America," the 2010 fall Republican agenda. Republican Congressmen said they wanted to cancel President Obama's $800 billion stimulus plan. Marketplace's John Dimsdale looks at whether that'll make a difference.

Don't bet on economic forecasting

Sep 21, 2010
You can't predict the future. Commentator Justin Wolfers believes economists shouldn't be trusted to either.

Reading between the lines of the Fed's decision

Sep 21, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson, who parses the Fed's statement after they announced they would not raise interest rates.
Posted In: Savings

Recession's end doesn't mean full recovery

Sep 20, 2010
A report from the National Bureau of Economic Research said that the recession ended over a year ago -- but as Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports, just because the recession ended, doesn't mean people are feeling good.
Posted In: Jobs

Brits divided on where budget should be cut

Sep 16, 2010
The British government will unveil the details of its austerity cuts on Oct. 20. Brits agree that deep cuts are necessary, but they're divided on where the cuts should be made.
Posted In: Jobs

The financial fallout was an 'Inside Job'

Sep 15, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Director Charles Ferguson about his new documentary "Inside Job," which explores the causes of the 2008 financial crisis.

Writing music that sells in a recession

Sep 10, 2010
A down economy can be a boon for upbeat music. Jeremy Hobson checks in with musicians in Nashville to see what they're singing about.
Posted In: Music