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Author Bartiromo, Maria.

Title The weekend that changed Wall Street : an eyewitness account / Maria Bartiromo, with Catherine Whitney.

Imprint New York : Portfolio/Penguin, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    330.973 BAR    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    330.97309 BAR    Available
Description viii, 232 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Eyewitness to the crisis -- Riding high before the fall -- Nightmare on Liberty Street -- The bubble machine -- Zombies at Lehman -- Down to the wire -- Death sentence and champagne -- Fallout -- Popcorn and dominoes -- The aftershocks -- A Greek tragedy -- Capitalism in the balance.
Summary During a single historic weekend (September 12-14, 2008) the fate of Lehman Brothers was sealed, Merrill Lynch barely survived, and AIG became a ward of the federal government. Top CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo spent the entire weekend taking frantic phone calls from the most powerful players on Wall Street and in Washington, as they toiled to keep the economy from complete collapse. Those CEOs and dozens of other sources gave Bartiromo behind-the-scenes details--unavailable to other members of the media--of the crisis and its aftermath. Now she draws on her high-level network to provide an eyewitness account of the biggest events of the financial crisis. Writing with both authority and dramatic flair, Bartiromo tackles the big questions: how did an unmatched period of market euphoria and growth turn sour, catapulting the economy into a dangerous slide? And in the long run, how will the near-catastrophe really change Wall Street?--From publisher description.
Subject Financial crises -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Bank failures -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Investment banking -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
Added Author Whitney, Catherine.
ISBN 9781591843511

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