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Top 10 Words of the '00s

Goto next slide#8: Bailout

Attempting to grasp what happened when the government gave money to Wall Street, many people started with the dictionary definition – making this one of the most looked-up terms of the crisis.

Example:

U.S. President George W. Bush, saying "our entire economy is in danger," urged Congress to approve his administration's $700 billion bailout proposal.

—┬áCNN.com, September 2008

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