May 21, 2010 We bought Toxie — our mortgage-backed toxic asset for $1,000 early this year. The mortgages she's made of were going sour at an alarming rate. When enough of the mortgages went bad, she would die. Right now it looks like she's in a coma.
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May 20, 2010 Loan modifications delivered the latest blow to Planet Money's toxic asset.
May 6, 2010 Toxie, Planet Money's pet toxic asset, may not have been the savviest investment. But at least our exposure is capped at $1,000.
April 20, 2010 We just got our latest monthly check, and it's for just $72.41. We'd been hoping for about $180, but there's been less money coming in from those 2,000-plus mortgages.
April 16, 2010 An toxic asset — very much like our own Toxie — goes bad. And a New Jersey carpenters' union fund that bought a piece of the asset tries to figure out if there's someone to blame.
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April 7, 2010 After Planet Money bought Toxie, our very own toxic asset, David Kestenbaum went on CNBC to talk about it. The folks over at CNBC said they loved the idea. Turns out, they loved it so much that they did it themselves.
April 6, 2010 The mall is one of the many, many assets the Fed bought to bail out Bear Stearns a few years back. The assets were bundled into a special company called Maiden Lane I.
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March 26, 2010 Welcome, Toxie, to the Planet Money family. (Sorry, but Kenny, Maverick, Nina and Tulip didn't quite make it.)
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