TARP, five years later

Two employees of Christie's auction house maneuver the Lehman Brothers corporate logo on September 24, 2010 in London, England.

This final note today, which is probably one of the last stories you're going to hear about the Lehman Brothers five-year anniversary.

Five years ago today, the Troubled Asset Relief Program became law. The law provided $700 billion to backstop the banking system.

As of today, according to the Treasury Department, here's where we are with that: $421 billion paid out. Almost $23 billion still outstanding.

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