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What did America buy with the auto bailout, and was it worth it?

Nov 13, 2018
About $80 billion helped save GM and Chrysler, but autoworkers and auto-dependent communities haven't fully recovered.
From left, G. Richard Wagoner Jr., CEO of General Motors; Robert Nardelli, CEO of Chrysler; and Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford, testify at a hearing on the U.S. auto industry on Capitol Hill on Dec. 5, 2008. GM and Chrysler were bailed out with TARP funds; Ford  received other federal assistance.
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The rise of renters

Oct 16, 2018
We spoke to renters in Denver, Colorado, about the financial barriers to homeownership.
A sign advertising apartments for rent is displayed in front of an apartment complex July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, Calif.
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The last CEO standing from the financial crisis

Oct 3, 2018
Cybersecurity is now the top worry of Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase.
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How employee training has suffered in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis

Why the concept of developing workers' skills is still recovering from the Great Recession.
Traffic passes the Lehman Brothers building September 15, 2008 in New York City. Lehman Brothers filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court after attempts to rescue the storied financial firm failed.
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Ray Dalio discusses the anatomy of the debt cycle

Sep 25, 2018
The founder of Bridgewater Associates, who predicted the Great Recession, has a new book out that examines the nature of debt crises.
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A flag flies outside the Bank of America Corporate Center June 30, 2005 in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Too much high-frequency trading can rig the market, IEX founder says

Sep 18, 2018
Brad Katsuyama says some traders use tech to "know the horse race is over, and they're betting against people who still think the race is happening."
An employee views trading screens at the offices of Panmure Gordon and Co. in 2014 in London.
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