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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.


A Bailout Progress Report

November 6th, 2008

Episode 44 of 902 episodes

The Treasury Department gave its first report to Congress on the bailout this week. So far, it's given banks $115 billion in capital. And a new study examines how the political pasts of a company's board of directors affect its stock prices.

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