Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and New York City Bureau Chief Amy Scott are crossing the country to see how Americans are doing. They get our "Road to Ruin?" series rolling by talking to Kai Ryssdal from San Francisco and Charlotte, N.C.
After the financial rescue plan failed in the House, Kai Ryssdal checked in with Democratic Rep. Peter DeFazio to talk about his No vote. Now that the Senate has come up with a new version, Kai calls him back.
Just how did we get into this credit crisis? The ongoing story is full of confusing terms and obscure financial products. Even the sellers didn't know what they were. The Marketplace Players try some out.
A majority in the House voted against the financial rescue bill, in part, because they were swamped with calls from angry constituents. Kai Ryssdal asks behavioral economist Dan Ariely why Americans want revenge.
To attract more votes to their version of the rescue plan, Senate leaders added items to the bill that was rejected by the House, in hope of winning votes. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale has more.
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