Friday Quiz (February 6, 2009)
What happened to the dollar's value from 1929 to 1941, during the Great Depression?
A: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator, $1 in 1929 was worth 86 cents in 1941.
Bonus question: Can banks be united in a "shotgun marriage" by the U.S. government?
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