The Federal Reserve offers details on the loans it gave to banks and others at the height of the financial crisis. One program alone doled out nearly $9 trillion.
Bank stocks rose Friday, but some question whether the evaluation of the nation’s major banks is tough enough.
Some leading economists say bank rescues should come with tougher conditions, and that the industry is short on capital to cover losses.
A fire hose of US funds hasn’t ended the credit crisis. So what’s Plan B?
Government action to save major financial firms has yet to show clear, positive results.
The Obama administration is considering it as a way to avoid outright nationalization of the banking industry.
Even if it adds up to $8 trillion, the final cost will be lower as US sells the assets it's now buying.
Rescue plan leaves troubled mortgage-backed securities on bank's balance sheet.