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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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#49 Planet Money: Car Moguls 'R' U.S.

June 1st, 2009

Episode 141 of 911 episodes

Congratulations, Americans, you're on the road to car company ownership. General Motors filed for bankruptcy protection today, in a deal that calls for the U.S. government to own 60 percent of the automaker. That works out to something like $192 per taxpayer. NPR's Frank Langfitt says two big questions remain: When will GM make money again, and how much will the United States lose?

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