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Divided Decade

Divided Decade: How the financial crisis changed politics

by Tommy Andres Dec 18, 2018
Did saving the financial system break the political system?
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Divided Decade

What did America buy with the auto bailout, and was it worth it?

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 13, 2018
About $80 billion helped save GM and Chrysler, but autoworkers and auto-dependent communities haven't fully recovered.
From left, G. Richard Wagoner Jr., CEO of General Motors; Robert Nardelli, CEO of Chrysler; and Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford, testify at a hearing on the U.S. auto industry on Capitol Hill on Dec. 5, 2008. GM and Chrysler were bailed out with TARP funds; Ford  received other federal assistance.
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Divided Decade

No more bailouts: The lawmakers behind Dodd-Frank say that taxpayers won’t foot the bill the next time a bank fails

by David Brancaccio and Janet Nguyen Sep 19, 2018
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.
President Barack Obama signs the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act alongside Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), center; Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), second from right; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), second from left; and Vice President Joe Biden, far left, at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., in 2010.
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Is generosity enough to prop up this post-recession town?

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Apr 19, 2017
Janesville, Wisconsin's resources are stretched thin after GM left the city and took jobs with it.
“I wanted to tell the story of a perfectly ordinary place that had lost a slew of jobs in the Great Recession,” said author Amy Goldstein.
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What teachers in Greece think about the latest bailout

by Kai Ryssdal May 26, 2016
Many students don’t see a future for themselves in Greece, according to two educators.
Hundreds of school pupils demonstrate in central Athens on November 2, 2015, protesting against staff, books and infrastructure shortages. The union of secondary school teachers, OLME, was holding a three-hour stoppage to participate in the protest, demanding funds for education. 
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Help arrives for (some) underwater homeowners

by , and Apr 15, 2016
Mortgage holders who are delinquent and hold too much debt get a federal break .
An eviction team removes furniture during a home foreclosure on September 21, 2011 in Longmont, Colorado. 
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The new 'Star Wars' movie could well be about a bailout

by Tony Wagner Dec 1, 2015
A new academic paper says blowing up the Death Star would have left the economy in shambles
The second Death Star blowing up in "Return of the Jedi."
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Greeks in crisis

Greek parliament backs new bailout deal

by Marketplace Staff Aug 14, 2015
The deal was backed despite a rebellion by many MPs in the governing Syriza party.
Greeks in crisis

Athens on the edge

by Marketplace Contributor Jul 16, 2015
Greece is one step closer to its third bailout
Final Note

Londoner crowdfunding cash for Greek bailout

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 30, 2015
One man is taking it to the people to save Greece.