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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.

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#28 Planet Money: The Next Big Bailout

April 9th, 2009

Episode 120 of 910 episodes

The Wall Street Journal says the Treasury Deparment is now aiming to extend help to life insurers as part of the TARP program. It's a complicated endeavor, one that runs the gamut from your premiums to mortgage-backed securities. Rolfe Winkler of Option Armageddon walks us through. Plus: An IT recruiter reports wage cuts of 30 percent and more.

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