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The deep, protracted downturn in 2007-09 was followed by an unusually slow recovery
The 2007-09 economic crisis was deep and protracted enough to become known as "the Great Recession" and was followed by what was, by some measures, a long but unusually slow recovery.

This wide-ranging legislation was signed by President Obama in 2010
Dodd-Frank Act

This wide-ranging legislation was signed by President Obama in 2010

The failures of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers and the bailout of AIG occurred in 2008
Support for Specific Institutions

The failures of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers and the bailout of AIG occurred in 2008

The Fed introduced various credit programs to deal with the 2007-09 financial crisis
Fed Credit Programs

The Fed introduced various credit programs to deal with the 2007-09 financial crisis

This 2007-09 economic downturn was the longest since WWII
Great Recession

This 2007-09 economic downturn was the longest since WWII

The 2007-10 crisis stemmed in part from an expansion of mortgages to high-risk borrowers
Subprime Mortgage Crisis

The 2007-10 crisis stemmed in part from an expansion of mortgages to high-risk borrowers