All is not well on Wall Street, and the effects are being felt around the world.
Video journalist Aaron Lewis joins the roller-coaster ride in the US financial markets to find out what it all means.
Why is the United States so in debt, and why can’t Washington decide what to do about it?
Is the country’s credit rating downgrade just a distraction or a true measure of the situation?
And who will end up paying the price in the end… the super-rich or the super-poor?
WATCH - Click to see Aaron's story.
WORLD NEWS AUSTRALIA - SBS News has dedicated coverage of the Debt Crisis, including more background to the story and an SBS Radio interview with Aaron Lewis.
FINANCIAL CRISIS - Replay Dateline's past stories on the Global Financial Crisis.
On air: 21st August 2011