Barack Obama will run half-hour prime time ads on national networks next week. The payoff: Reaching 20 million Americans right before the election. The cost: about $3 million. But, Steve Henn reports, it's not like he's short on cash.
If recent business disasters prove anything, it's that some people never learn. Kai Ryssdal talks with the authors of "Billion Dollar Lessons," a book on how the same mistakes caused 750 companies to fail.
The plan to help homeowners facing foreclosure will cost $40 billion, and the money would come from the original pool of bailout money. But commentator Andrew Caplin resurrects an old idea that doesn't involve all that cash.
The Federal Reserve has bailed out Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers. And there's more to come. The total is estimated at $1.4 trillion. Wondering where that money comes from? Rico Gagliano finds out.
Hundreds of billions in losses were expected from Lehman Brothers' credit default mess. But the reality wasn't so disastrous after all -- more like $5 billion. New York City Bureau Chief Amy Scott reports.
Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress he's "shocked" at the financial meltdown. He did concede his belief in deregulation was flawed, but Nancy Marshall Genzer asks, did Greenspan really not see this coming?
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