Fallout: The Financial Crisis - Most Commented


Protecting taxpayers from derivatives

May 19, 2010
The Senate is still wrestling over key aspects of the financial overhaul bill, and one sticking point comes in the form of derivatives. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Will banks continue derivative dealing?

May 17, 2010
Derivatives, you recall, have gotten much of the blame for the financial meltdown, but as Bob Moon reports, banks are hoping to stay in the business.
Posted In: Wall Street

The future of Wall Street

May 17, 2010
Michael Lewis, author of "Liar's Poker" and "The Big Short," talks with Kai Ryssdal about his hopes for financial reform on Wall Street.
Posted In: Wall Street

Letters: Job creation and more

May 14, 2010
Tess Vigeland reviews what listeners had to say about Marketplace stories on taking the long view on the markets and job creation as a fix for the unemployment problem.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs

Will reform bill change rating agencies?

Apr 23, 2010
Credit rating agencies helped along the financial crisis by evaluating investments built from shaky subprime loans and giving the go-ahead to purchase. Will the financial reform bill do anything to change their relationship with banks? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Why Republicans say reform is a bailout

Apr 14, 2010
Republicans have started characterizing the financial reform bill as a bailout even though its Democratic sponsors say the whole point is to end bailouts. So which is it? Brett Neely reports.

Did WaMu's fraud lower rest of market?

Apr 13, 2010
For a long time, Washington Mutual used a catchy tagline in its ads, "The Power of Yes." And new investigations show it wasn't just talking the talk: widespread fraud throughout the company let it say yes to just about everybody. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Lehman used 'alter ego' to shift risks

Apr 13, 2010
The New York Times' Louise Story talks with Kai Ryssdal about a story she co-wrote involving a shadow bank that helped Lehman Brothers cover up risky investments that helped bring the company and economy to its knees.
Posted In: Wall Street

Is revised TARP price tag accurate?

Apr 12, 2010
The Treasury Department says TARP, the bank bailout, is going to cost $115 billion less than previously estimated. That's because many banks have repaid their TARP funds with interest. But Brett Neely reports that's not counting all the costs.

Chamber ads aim to stop CFPA

Mar 26, 2010
The Chamber of Commerce opened a new front in its $3 million campaign against financial reform legislation. It's targeting a provision that would create a consumer watchdog. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.