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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.


What's the Deal With Lehman and Merrill?

September 16th, 2008

Episode 3 of 902 episodes

The financial world — and more to the point, the rest of us — woke up Monday morning to a whole new Planet Money. Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. Merrill Lynch sold itself to Bank of America. And the questions came pouring in. We answered as many as we coul d in 22 minutes.