Segments From this episode
Steven Dunaway, fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the G-20's plans to rebalance global economic growth, and what happens if nothing is done.
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein recently denounced huge Wall Street bonuses. But there are reports the bank's own bonus pool has ballooned to near record levels this year. Amy Scott reports.
NYU Professor Lawrence J. White talks with Kai Ryssdal about the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, why the government plunged so much money into them, and how it can unwind from the mortgage giants.
Dubious mortgage-modification firms like 21st Century Legal Services help homeowners renegotiate their mortgages, but only in exchange for big upfront fees. Steve Henn reports on how these companies rip off desperate homeowners, then disappear.
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