Marketplace for Monday, Sept. 15, 2008

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Big firms' failures aren't the last of it

Lehman Brothers is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and Merrill Lynch has been snapped up by Bank of America. What's next in the mortgage-crisis fallout? Bob Moon takes us through all the changes.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Lehman finds itself the focus of failure

After 9/11, Lehman Brothers moved its headquarters from Wall Street to near Times Square, where the new building's garish light displays fit right in. That didn't put it on the official tourist map -- until today's events. Sally Herships reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Where will Lehman failure fit in history?

There's no way to know now what the net effect of the events of this weekend are going to be. Surely they'll be fodder for authors and analysts for decades. Commentator and business historian John Steele Gordon says it was bound to happen.
Posted In: Wall Street

How could latest collapses affect you?

When a lot of us first heard the news about Lehman Brothers declaring bankruptcy, our first thoughts went something like this: What about my money? Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland explains what to do with your personal finances.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Wall Street

FDA eyes labels that are a little bit nuts

Food labels often make it tricky for people with food allergies to figure out whether something's safe to eat. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday is going to look into whether confusion is damaging confidence. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

GM hopes to get Volts into lagging sales

General Motors is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a big bash Tuesday in Detroit. At the party GM is expected to focus on the future and one very important car. Dustin Dwyer reports.
Posted In: Auto

Next big question: Can AIG hold on?

AIG, the world's largest insurance company, is being torn apart by losses from the subprime mortgage meltown. The company got some breathing room today but the question on Wall Street is whether AIG can survive the week. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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