October 10th, 2008
09:14 PM ET


Lisa Ort
AC360° Producer

We’re up to number three on our top ten most wanted list…and other stories on our radar:

CULPRITS OF THE COLLAPSE: The third member of our top ten most wanted in the financial crisis.  This guy has been blamed for policies that led to the mess because he was a key mover on the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000.  Guess who…

BERLUSCONI VISIT: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is scheduled to meet with George W. Bush.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CLEAN VEHICLE EXPO 2008: This expo highlights the latest in clean vehicle technology.

COMPANY EARNING REPORTS RELEASED: Companies announcing earnings this week include PepsiCo, Intel, JP Morgan Chase, BB&T Corp, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Capital One, IBM and Google.

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  1. Sandra L. Reed

    Should I be embarrassed to admit that, frankly, I don't know anything about any of those people on your list of the 10 most wanted individuals who started this economic crisis? Maybe I should explain. I never had any thing like the kind of money that would make me a part of that social order, and if I had asked for a loan from any of those corporations getting a hand-out now, my application would not have made it past file 13, the wastebasket. I don't think that I am alone in being astonished to find that all those people and businesses that laid claim to the riches of this country, actually did so on paper only. In other words, they were almost as broke as I am for ol' fashion, cold hard cash!

    October 13, 2008 at 1:49 am |
  2. nick

    sarah palin is a fraud. she had no idea what her policies were until she had a crash course to learn what they were. she has no qualifications to be president or vice president. it's actually crazy what the republican machine tried to do.

    October 10, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  3. Mike in NYC

    This "Top Ten Most Wanted" only serves to deflect people's anger from the central issue - debt on every level from the national down to the personal, and why freeing ourselves from it is absolutely necessary.

    People want villains, and although I agree that the cast of characters at issue have contributed their fair share to the current situation, they were able to do so because they were handed the raw materials in the form of bad debt, and they ran with it in various clever ways. These people are symptoms on a grand scale, but would not have been able to do what they did in a sane system. Debt, credit and leveraging have to be replaced with work, savings, and meaningful productivity.

    October 10, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  4. John Burns

    We are nearing the end of another general election cycle and again I am frustrated by CNN: specifically the absence of coverage and analysis of the congressional races. The presidential race is only half of the election! Of equal and perhaps more critical importance in an American election is the make-up of Congress. Executive policy cannot be implemented without the support of both the House and the Senate. But again, I am left without a clue about the potential color of Congress. We need to see John King and his 'magic board' give us a prognostication of the congressional and gubernatorial races, at the very least a state-by-state analysis. Please get on the ball and do some complete reporting. Even a web site on CNN/politico would be a step in the right direction!

    October 10, 2008 at 10:00 pm |