Investment instruments known as collateralized debt obligations are partially to blame for the mortgage crisis. They're complicated and hard to explain, but Rico Gagliano gives it a try with help from Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch.
The Senate tinkered with the bailout plan, then passed it. And, lo and behold, the House passed it too. Meanwhile, the Dow took a dizzying fall. Kai Ryssdal takes a look at a week that could best be summed up as a real doozy.
With the financial bailout plan approved, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson wants the operation set up within weeks to instill confidence in the markets. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale looks into what that entails.
Many Wall Street banks and financial services moved parts of their operations across the Hudson River, earning Jersey City the name "Wall Street West." Sally Herships learns that might not be such a good thing now.
Hope for Housing, is a new $300 million program to help homeowners facing foreclosure get new loans. It was part of the Fannie Mae-Freddie Mack deal. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to some who want to see more.