Resources on the financial crisis and bailout

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  • Center for Economic and Policy Research's Economic Crisis and Recovery issue page
    CEPR's ongoing coverage of the economic crisis the United States is facing, in large part due to the collapse of the housing bubble.
  • ProPublica's "Eye on the Bailout"
    Tracking the bailout funds: "Our lists of recipients and programs deal only with expenditures by the Treasury Department – in other words, taxpayer money. We've included all such money allocated by Congress, both the broader $700 billion TARP bill and the separate $400 billion bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: a total of $1.1 trillion. But the Treasury hasn't been working alone – it's been putting up big money alongside the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Our entries for individual financial institutions and programs indicate when the Treasury has committed funds in conjunction with the Fed and/or FDIC, but for a complete accounting of the Fed's and FDIC's spending so far, see Subsidyscope. Most of the data shown in our project comes from the Treasury Department. But in a few cases, we've gathered information from other government agencies or press releases and regulatory filings from bailout recipients."

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    ProPublica also has a graphical "History of U.S. Government Bailouts" here.

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