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Can America afford it?

Some see cost over $1 trillion; others predict much less

President Bush discussed the government's bailout proposal yesterday during a news conference at the White House. President Bush discussed the government's bailout proposal yesterday during a news conference at the White House. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
By Robert Gavin
Globe Staff / September 21, 2008

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The Bush administration is seeking sweeping powers for what could become the biggest private sector bailout in the nation's history, as economic policy makers try to end the gravest threats to the financial system since the Great Depression. (Full article: 1213 words)

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