Will the $750 billion federal bail-out of bad mortgage debt right the U.S. economy?

Posted Sept. 29, 2008, at 2:51 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 3:24 a.m.

Debate on the bail-out deal continued in Congress early this week. If the deal is approved, will it work? Was there another way out of the mess? Did the president wait too long to act? Are federal regulators as much to blame as lenders? Will this crisis signal a new era in government intervention in the economy, and if so, will this limit growth?