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News

Brookings Institution - Fianacial Markets
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC that conducts high-quality, independent research.

BBC News: Global Financial Crisis

NPR - Business and Economy
National Public Radio hourly news summary

Bloomberg.com
Breaking news feed on the financial markets

Credit Crisis — The Essentials
The New York Times, constantly updated.

Frontline: Inside the Meltdown

RECOVERY.Gov: Track the Money
Recovery.gov is the U.S. government’s official website providing easy access to data related to Recovery Act spending and allows for the reporting of potential fraud, waste, and abuse.

Subsidyscope
Launched by The Pew Charitable Trusts, subsidyscope.org aims to raise public awareness about the role of federal subsidies in the economy.

Recover.gov
Recovery.gov, a service of Onvia, is tracking American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) spending by Federal, State and Local agencies and provides detailed information about what is happening in our States and Municipalities - from the moment ARRA funds are approved, to a government agency's issuance of a Bid or RFP, through contract award to a business.

 

Counseling Services

Consumer Credit Counseling: Washington

Consumer Credit Counseling: Oregon

WSU Employee Assistance Program
The EAP program is here to help you with personal or work-related problems that may be impacting your work performance. EAP services are confidential, accessible, respectful, effective and solution focused.

Protecting Washington Homeowners and Buyers
1-877-894-HOME Free state sponsored counseling is available to Washington residents who are facing foreclosure, thinking of buying a home, or considering refinancing.

 

Recommended Reading

Financial Crisis, by K Jost
CQ Researcher, 2008, May 9, 18 (18)p409-432.

Financial Bailout, by Thomas J. Billitteri
CQ Researcher, 2008, Oct. 24, 18 (37),

A Thumbs Up From the Ivory Tower
Wall Street Journal, October 14, 2008, 10:03 am. Real Time Economics Blog: Economic insight and analysis from The Wall Street Journal.

Experts pin blame for economy on risk-takers
Columbian, The (Vancouver, WA) - Thursday, October 16, 2008. Author: Courtney Sherwood Columbian staff writer

The real risks of credit derivatives, by Arno Gerken and Hugh Karseras
The McKinsey Quarterly - November 2004,

Lehman's Demise Triggered Cash Crunch Around Globe
Wall Street Journal Sep. 29, 2008, pg. A1

The Great Crash and the Great Slump
UC Berkeley Economics Professor's discussion of markets during the Great Depression.

Is my money safe? and other questions to ask.
New York times Business News

Economic Crisis: When Will It End? - new!
IBISWorld’s Macroeconomic Briefing Paper. This briefing brings together the combined wisdom of Economist, Dr. Richard Buczynski, and senior industry analysts to offer a unique perspective on the recession, its impact on industry and the road to economic recovery. This database also contains a Recession Update for all 700 industry reports, which analyze the key strengths and weaknesses currently faced by all industries.

 

Books @ WSU Vancouver

When markets collide: investment strategies for the age of global economic change. by El-Erian, Mohamed A., New York: McGraw-Hill, c2008.
Written by the man who "Fortune" magazine refers to as a "Global Guru," "When Markets Collide" offers a cogent picture of the rapidly changing world financial system, and provides a detailed blueprint for capitalizing on the opportunities now available.
HF5470 .E4 2008

Manias, panics, and crashes: a history of financial crises. by Kindleberger, Charles Poor. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, c2005.
Financial crisis: a hardy perennial -- Anatomy of a typical crisis -- Speculative manias -- Fueling the flames: the expansion of credit -- The critical stage -- Euphoria and economic booms -- International contagion -- Bubble contagion: Tokyo to Bangkok to New York -- Frauds, swindles, and the credit cycle -- Policy responses: letting it burn out, and other devices -- The domestic lender of last resort -- The lessons of history and the most tumultuous decade ever.
HB3722 .K56 2005

The trillion dollar meltdown: easy money, high rollers, and the great credit crash. By Morris, Charles R. New York: Public Affairs, c2008.
We are living in the most reckless financial environment in recent history. Arcane credit derivative bets are now well into the tens of trillions. According to Charles R. Morris, the astronomical leverage at investment banks and their hedge fund and private equity clients virtually guarantees massive disruption in global markets. The crash, when it comes, will have no firebreaks. A quarter century of free-market zealotry that extolled asset stripping, abusive lending, and hedge fund secrecy will come crashing down with it. The Trillion Dollar Meltdown explains how we got here, and what is about to happen.
HG4910 .M667 2008

Chain of blame: how Wall Street caused the mortgage and credit crisis. by Muolo, Paul. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, c2008.
In the summer of 2007, the subprime empire that Wall Street had built all came crashing down. Banks like Countrywide and non-banks such as New Century Financial--all financed by Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and others--were in danger of closing, or actually failing. On average, 50 lenders a month were going bust. Chain of Blame will chronicle the disaster, focusing on the players - the executives on Wall Street but also the lenders and brokers. It's a national story of greed and avarice, one that hasn't come down the pike since the S&L scandal.--From publisher description.
HG5095 .M86 2008

The subprime solution: how today's global financial crisis happened and what to do about it. By Shiller, Robert J. Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press, c2008.
The subprime mortgage crisis of 2007-2008 has already wreaked havoc on the lives of millions and threatens to derail the U.S. economy and economies around the world. Here, economist Robert Shiller reveals the origins of this crisis and puts forward bold measures to solve it. He calls for an aggressive response--a restructuring of the institutional foundations of the financial system that will not only allow people once again to buy and sell homes with confidence, but will create the conditions for greater prosperity in America and throughout the deeply interconnected world economy.--From publisher description.
HG2040.15 .S45 2008

Financial shock: a 360° look at the subprime mortgage implosion, and how to avoid the next financial crisis. By Zandi, Mark M. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: FT Press, c2009.
Subprime précis -- Sizing up subprime -- Everyone should own a home -- Chairman Greenspan counts on housing -- Global money men want a piece -- Bad lenders drive out the good -- Financial engineers and their creations -- Home buildings run aground -- As the regulatory cycle turns -- Boom, bubble, bust, and crash -- Credit crunch -- Timid policy makers turn bold -- Economic fallout -- Back to the future.
HG2040.5.U5 Z36 2009

 

Related Sites

A Brief History of the 1929 Crash: video
Open Culture is a website that "explores cultural and educational media (podcasts, videos, online courses, etc.) that’s freely available on the web - sift through all the media, highlight the good and jettison the bad, and centralize it in one place." www.oculture.com

Bankrate.com
Bankrate continually surveys approximately 4,800 financial institutions in all 50 states to provide clear, objective, and unbiased rates to consumers. Bankrate.com, provides free rate information to consumers on more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used automobile loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees.

How to cut your energy costs this winter

Is my money safe?
State of Oregon Department of Consumer Business Services. FAQs about changes in the financial markets.

Penny Pincher Help for Pet Owners

Recent interest rate hikes for credit cards

29 Ways to Save More Money During The Recession
Not sure how you'll survive the current economic crisis? Stick to these 29 money basics and you'll thrive anytime. By Beth Kobliner. From Reader's Digest

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