President Obama met with banking officials Friday at the White House to discuss financial strategies that will help unfreeze the credit markets and shore up capital. Analysts assess the plan and what it might mean for banks around the country.
White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers details the Treasury Department's plan to clear "toxic" assets from banks through a combination of public and private investment.
Author Liaquat Ahamed explores the role of bankers leading up to the Great Depression in his book, "Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World."…
The Federal Reserve announced a plan Tuesday to buy short-term debt directly from businesses, in an effort to stimulate paralyzed credit markets and get cash to companies that need it.
By PBS NewsHour
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