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Planet Money

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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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Planet Money: Bad as They Want to Be

January 28th, 2009

Episode 90 of 911 episodes

The latest idea for saving U.S. financial institutions is to have one big bank mop up all the toxic assets and figure out a way to sell them. Economist Larry Ausubel says it's doable. Plus: Felix Salmon of Portfolio hates on ex-Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain, and a listener rations sawdust - for a very good reason.

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