Week in Review

by Michelle Lasley

Michelle Lasley is a mother, wife in Pacific Northwest learning to balance green dreams with budget realities.

October 4, 2008


Categories: The Balancing Act

We are in our second week of our weekly subscription to the Oregonian.  We began our subscription just as this bailout stuff was getting underway.  So, here’s a week in review, based on the headlines of the Oregonian.

  • Bailout seen as first step in crisis, Monday, September 29, 2008
  • 777.68 drop, As lawmakers reject a rescue package 228-205, panicked investors send the Dow Jones industrials to the largest one-day point drop ever, Tuesday, September 30, 2008
  • While Washington is talking, Bailout backers retool; people in Oregon are hurting, Hard times catch up to Bend, Wednesday, October 1, 2008
  • Biden vs. Palin & Sweetened bailout bill moves ahead, Thursday, October 2, 2008
  • Heck’ of a show & Bailout bid turns up heat in the House, Friday, October 3, 2008
  • Bailout: It’s just step one, Saturday, October 4, 2008
A $700 billion bailout package for Wall Street and the first Vice Presidential debate with a female contender for Veep.  As they say, history is in the making.


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