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10 countries, 10 solutions

A financial crisis has engulfed countries from the best-off to the worst-off around the world. The solutions to the problem are varied.

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United States
GDP -1.6%
Inflation 0.2%
Unemployment 8.1%
Markets -10.7%
Gallon of gas $1.99
Interest Rates 0% to 0.25%

Challenges Home prices have plummeted since the summer of 2007, devaluing many of banks' holdings that were backed by mortgages. To prevent further losses, banks largely stopped lending. The economic downturn that ensued led the economy to shed 4.4 million jobs in the past 14 months.

Solutions The government flooded the frozen financial system with trillions of dollars of unprecedented liquidity programs, including a $700 billion bank bailout. After a $168 billion stimulus package unveiled in February 2008, the Obama administration produced another $787 billion stimulus plan in February 2009.

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Last updated March 30 2009: 8:02 AM ET
Sources: IMF, national statistics offices, central banks, S&P 500, AIRINC
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