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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Barack Obama inherits an economic crisis worse than anything the nation has seen since the Great Depression. How will his new deal compare with FDR's? Plus, Jennifer Senior writes that New Yorkers are living alone – and loving it. And, where exactly is the bailout money going? Check out a visual representation of your nominations for Obama's cabinet in the BL Show Fab Cab Word Cloud!

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Jennifer Senior

Question of the Day: What Would You Do With 8 Trillion?

Let's say you ended up with a $8 trillion package from Washington. What would you do first?
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Obama's New New Deal

Obama will enter the White House at a moment of economic crisis worse than anything the nation has seen since the Great Depression. How will his new deal compare with FDR's? Jonathan Alter, senior editor and columnist for Newsweek magazine and author of The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days ...

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TARP Adjustment

Simon Johnson, Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Sloan School of Management at MIT, talks about the latest adjustment to TARP aimed at boosting consumer credit.

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Open Phones: Frugal Travel

Are there any holiday travel deals are out there in these tough economic times? What's your secret for finding the best trip?
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Predatory Assistance

Anya Kamenentz, staff writer for Fast Company, author of Generation Debt and the Generation Debt column at Yahoo Finance talks about the pitfalls of using a for-profit load-modification company.

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The Bailout Money Trail

Matthew Winkler, editor in chief for Bloomberg News, discusses the FOIA request that Bloomberg News filed to the Treasury in order to find out where the bailout money is going.

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Are You Lonely?

Jennifer Senior, contributing editor for New York Magazine, talks about how New Yorkers tend to live alone but don’t seem to be lonely. And John Cacioppo, director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago and co-author of Loneliness: Human Nature and ...

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