5 Biggest Bailouts

The Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac government bailout is the biggest yet.

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1. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Sept. 7, 2008: up to $200 billion from the Treasury Department

2. Various U.S. Savings and Loans, 1986-1995: $124 billion from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

3. Mexico, 1995: $50 billion in loans ($20 billion from the United States)

4. Bear Stearns, March 16, 2008: $29 billion guaranteed by the Federal Reserve

5. U.S. Domestic Airlines, September 2001: $15 billion from the U.S. government

Source: BusinessWeek