Business & Economy

Too big to fail?

by Alex Tokarev
Posted 11/15/08, 06:56 pm

An evil never comes alone. After forcing "Joe the Plumber" to bail out Wall Street, some in the government now plan to extend a helping hand to the auto industry. The rationale? You guessed it: "TOO BIG TO FAIL."

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Seeking solutions

Economy | Leaders from 20 of the world's most powerful nations have convened in Washington to discuss the struggling global economy
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/15/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-The future of the Free World is up for discussion at the Group of 20 summit Saturday in Washington, where leaders of 20 of the world's most powerful nations are meeting.

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W.A. Harewood for WORLD

Sublime lending

Housing | Christian groups nationwide are finding alternatives to the tyranny of subprime
by Mark Bergin
Posted 11/01/08, 12:00 am

Bob Lupton, founder and president of FCS Urban Ministries in Atlanta, never believed in the overreliance on subprime products to be sustainable. Despite a ministry mission to help low-income families buy homes and establish community, his organization somehow steered clear of the temptation to employ overly exotic financing options.

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