Today on Planet Money:
We used to have a credit crisis. Now, the world seems to be settling in for a humdinger of a recession.
— Investors are selling off so many stocks that people are talking again about possible Wall Street circuit breakers. Stock strategist Vinny Catalano, president of Blue Marble Research, explains the thinking behind an official timeout.
— The Economist House Call! Sophia Suhu of Portland, Ore., is working on getting her architect's license. On Thursday, she was laid off from her job at an architecture firm. But never fear — economist Simon Johnson of Baseline Scenario is ready to help.
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