Ten years ago, the American economy broke. Today, the country is a much different place. We've fractured along many lines — economic, political and cultural. How did we get here? Why? How has the system changed and how has it changed us? What does it mean for our future?
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What did America buy with the auto bailout, and was it worth it?
About $80 billion helped save GM and Chrysler, but autoworkers and auto-dependent communities haven't fully recovered.
How auto industry towns are faring a decade after the bailout
We take a look at four cities whose fates are linked to Chrysler and GM.
The rise of renters
We spoke to renters in Denver, Colorado, about the financial barriers to homeownership.
The last CEO standing from the financial crisis
Cybersecurity is now the top worry of Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase.
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.
Ray Dalio discusses the anatomy of the debt cycle
The founder of Bridgewater Associates, who predicted the Great Recession, has a new book out that examines the nature of debt crises.
When did you realize we were in a financial crisis?
Marketplace veterans take a look back at some personal pivotal moments.
Following the money: What happened to a nearly $17 billion bank settlement?
We break down how a fine is distributed.
No more bailouts: The lawmakers behind Dodd-Frank say that taxpayers won’t foot the bill the next time a bank fails
In a rare interview, Chris Dodd and Barney Frank joined Marketplace to discuss the financial crisis and whether the Dodd-Frank Act is under threat.
Too much high-frequency trading can rig the market, IEX founder says
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."