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... It's one that continues to this day. The massive investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed 10 years ago this week, helping to set off the global financial crisis. A lot of you know that story, but what you might not know is that Lehman is still around today. We'll take some time today to look at its legacy and talk with three of the men tasked with trying to contain the damage: Hank Paulson, Tim Geithner and Ben Bernanke. But first: CBS CEO Les Moonves resigned this week amid another wave of sexual harassment allegations. The company said it will donate $20 million from Moonves' severance package to the #MeToo movement, but what's that actually mean? Plus, how the trade war is affecting big auto companies' plans.…read more