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#262: Fannie And Freddie's Rise And Fall

March 30th, 2011

Episode 361 of 911 episodes

It's Fannie and Freddie week on Planet Money! They're two of the strangest companies in U.S. history — and their bailouts cost taxpayers more than the bailouts of AIG, GM, Citigroup, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs combined. On today's Podcast, we tell the story of the rise and fall of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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