Obama will visit Flint, Michigan on Wednesday to meet with residents who've lived with contaminated water.
Five years ago this week, the historic Wall Street institution Lehman Brothers collapsed.
With home prices falling and mortgage-backed securities in jeopardy, it was the worst panic on Wall Street since the Great Depression.
The Dow has now returned to pre-crisis levels, but have we learned anything since the Lehman collapse? Are we any safer?
Throughout the week, Here & Now is looking at the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on states, the federal government and workers.