Pillars of the U.S. financial system were shaken to their core in the year that just ended. The plunge in stock market values in the wake of the attack on the World Trade Center was followed by the collapse of Enron and a succession of scandals involving some of the biggest names in corporate America. Profound worries linger at the start of the new year. Will Americans lose faith in their financial institutions? Will the stock market pull out of the doldrums? Will stagnant interest rates lead to a cycle of deflation? Analysts David Feldman (William & Mary) and Don Chance (Virginia Tech) join us to sort out the issues.

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