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The bailout summit that was supposed to go so well apparently turned into a shouting match. Beleagured Treasury Secretary Paulson begged them not to tell anyone how badly it went, but word's out. Host Scott Jagow gets more from Jeremy Hobson.
The plan Republicans in Congress have proposed involves insuring the so-called toxic assets held by banks, instead of a straight $700 billion bailout. Host Scott Jagow asks business editor Edward Carr if that's a good idea.
"The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart saw its highest ratings ever last week, finding the humor in the economic meltdown and presidential race. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes that up with entertainment editor Mike Speier.
President Bush said today that lawmakers agree that "something substantial" needs to be done to fix the financial markets. But first, those lawmakers have to agree as to what that "something substantial" is. Jeremy Hobson has the latest.
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