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Global economic outlook looks gloomy

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Finance ministers and central bankers are on their way to Tokyo for their annual get-together sponsored by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about whether the financial crisis is behind us.

SEC can't agree on a fix for money-market funds

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Nothing the government can do will prevent every future financial crisis; they have been with us since the advent of money and financial markets. But the government is even having trouble fixing things that made the last crisis so devastating.

2008 Bank Bailout

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The 2008 financial crisis and bank bailouts have undoubtedly shaped the current economy and the politics leading to the 2012 Presidential election. How did the 2008 presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama approach these subjects in their campaigns? Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Charles Babington, Associated Press; John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; Jeanne Cummings, Politico.