10/12/2012 08:51 am ET Updated Dec 12, 2012

The Financial Crisis Bailouts Suddenly Cost A Lot Less Than We Thought

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The Troubled Asset Relief Program, which the federal government used to bail out many of the nation's banks and automakers, will end up costing taxpayers an estimated $24 billion, which is 25% less than the previous estimate.

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