Paul Solman explores a solution to the financial crisis that’s gaining steam: creating “bad banks” and “good banks.” ]>…
Business correspondent Paul Solman explores the problem of banks holding toxic assets and explains how the Swedes successfully emerged from a similar economic crisis by splitting banks into "good" and "bad" categories.
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The world's largest automaker, Toyota Motor Company, said Friday it expects to post an annual net loss three times larger than expected and began a series of assembly line shut-downs in an effort to save jobs.
Question/Comment: Could you explain where all the money went that supposedly vanished during the Wall Street meltdown? Who has it? Was it imaginary or did it really exist? Paul Solman: All Wall Street values are imaginary. All money is imaginary.
In this time of economic crisis, essayist Anne Taylor Fleming reflects on how difficult it is to gauge the real value of things.
A new government report cites continued oversight problems for the $700 billion federal rescue plan. Ray Suarez examines emerging views on regulation's role in the U.S. economy and the possible creation of a government-run "bad bank" that would help take…
With about half of the federal bailout allocation spent, questions remain about how exactly recipient banks used the money. Analysts give an update on where this $350 billion has gone.
Question/Comment: Yesterday I saw a TV ad for mortgages to people with no credit history, job or social security number. The whole world is drowning, how long before somebody turns off the faucet? Paul Solman: There’s got to be a…
Nobel laureate and economist Robert Solow offers his thoughts on the severity of current economic turmoil and the chances of the situation leading to another Great Depression in a conversation with Paul Solman.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson defended the changes made to the $700 billion rescue plan aimed at helping consumers. He told the NewsHour he never expected it to lead to a quick recovery of bank lending.
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