End of Wall Street: What Happened
In the first of this three-part series, Journal reporters explain how the housing bubble inflated and burst, and why easy money led to the collapse of Wall Street’s biggest financial institutions.

1/5/2009

End Of Wall Street: Why It Happened
Chapter Two: What was going through the minds of CEOs, corporate boards, fund managers and mortgage lenders as they created hard-to-understand derivatives Warren Buffett once called “weapons of financial mass destruction.”


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End Of Wall Street: What Happens Next
Chapter Three: This final chapter of the crisis on Wall Street tells the story of the $700-billion bailout, as seen through a reporter’s eyes, and looks at what’s ahead for the global economy.

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Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Credit, Derivatives, Economy, Video

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5 Responses to “End of Wall Street: What Happened”

  1. charlie1939 says:

    Barry,
    First, thanks for bringing a lot of these explanations of the current financial crisis to us in your blog…
    However, don’t tease us with any more of these half-baked jokes of a video streaming system without warning us that they do not work on Firefox!
    On Firefox (my preferred browser), I got through about 1/2 of the first video before it crapped out. Came back later and got through about 2/3 of the first video. I figured it might be a fluke of that one video, so I tried the second one. No different in its pathetic performance…about 1/3 of that one. Finally, I did try to watch it on M$ I-net Explorer, lo and behold, it worked fine!
    So be nice to your readers and warn them not to watch WSJ videos on Firefox. I’ll not bother wasting any more time on this garbage of a video system on Firefox.
    For what it is worth, what I did see on these videos was not anything that hasn’t been said before and often with more detail and more eloquence!

  2. charlie1939 says:

    Update, regaarding my previous rant, M$ I-net Explorer is only marginally better than Firefox at steaming the video from WSJ. FYI, I am on a cable internet connection and the download speed via Speakeasy is about 5-6 Mbps right now out of NYC, DC or Chicago. WSJ must have a low grade system of delivering video…

  3. gloppie says:

    WSJ videos never work for me.
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008121621 Ubuntu/8.04 (hardy) Firefox/3.0.5

  4. vdhinaka says:

    charlie1939. It worked for me. Upgrade your browser.
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

  5. wwilder says:

    Video works for me, no problems. Mac OSX 10.5.6, SeaMonkey 1.1.14, DSL.