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Top Ten Federal Bailouts


Here are the top federal government bailouts, according to Propublica.org.

1. Savings and Loan, 1989: $293.8 billion

2. Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, 2008: $200 billion

3. American International Group, 2008: $85 billion

4. Bear Stearns, 2008: $30 billion

5. Airline industry, 2001: $18.6 billion

6. Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust, 1984: $9.5 billion

7. New York City, 1975: $9.4 billion

8. Franklin National Bank, 1974: $7.7 billion

9. Chrysler, 1980: $3.9 billion

10. Penn Central Railroad, 1970: $3.2 billion