Posted Without Comment: Credit Crisis Cost Tops $1 Trillion

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According to Bloomberg, "Losses and writedowns from the credit crisis surpassed $1 trillion today, and show little sign of ending, as Morgan Stanley marked down the value of mortgages and leveraged loans."

"The losses have caused bank failures from the U.S. and the U.K. to Germany and Iceland, forcing governments to increase borrowing and buy stakes in financial companies. The U.S. alone is spending $700 billion, almost half of which will go directly into banks and insurers, in what has become the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression."

Douglas A. McIntyre