In this segment from The Motley Fool's everything-financials show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer play a round of "Making the Grade." In this segment, the duo "grades" Bank of America's (NYSE:BAC) purchase of Merrill Lynch and the government's actions involving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


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