February 26, 2009 Wit Solberg is a sort of "toxic asset detective." After a career on Wall Street — where he was part of the industry that helped create toxic assets — Solberg now works in Kansas City, helping small banks unravel the investments they have bought.
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February 23, 2009 In the United States, the financial crisis has been headline news for a year. But for a while in Russia, people could switch on the news and not hear the word "crisis." But Russia, like many emerging economies, has been hit hard because of tumbling oil prices and its dependency on foreign investment and loans.
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February 20, 2009 General Growth Properties, America's second-largest mall operator, spent $14 billion buying up retail buildings. Much of that money was borrowed. Now the debt is coming due, just when lenders are clamping down.
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February 20, 2009 The rankings are in.
February 18, 2009 Which brand of automobile would you vote off the island?
February 18, 2009 We at Planet Money have been trying to find ways to explain what banks do.
February 17, 2009 David decides it's finally time to use up his gift cards.
February 17, 2009 About that public-private partnership.
February 13, 2009 David Brooks and Paul Krugman battle it out in the New York Times.
February 12, 2009 There's a lot of complaining about how the banks have gotten billions of dollars in taxpayer aid, but lending is still sluggish. People want to know what exactly the banks are doing with all that money.
February 12, 2009 If you're eager for financial dramas, you got two options right now.
February 11, 2009 Economists offer up a suggestion for setting up a proposed public-private fund to buy toxic assets.
February 11, 2009 A chance to learn from the master, sort of.
February 9, 2009 Wisconsin schools with big investments gone bad are looking for federal help.
February 6, 2009 The other week we searched the globe (pretty much in vain) for some place sheltered from the economic storm.
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