Protecting Your Money Amid U.S. Credit Downgrade

Michael Pistillo, right, works with a fellow specialist on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. i i

hide captionMichael Pistillo, right, works with a fellow specialist on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011.

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Michael Pistillo, right, works with a fellow specialist on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011.

Michael Pistillo, right, works with a fellow specialist on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011.

Richard Drew/AP

Dow Jones dropped more than 600 points Monday, and Wall Street's nerves are shaken by the risk of another recession. So what should ordinary Americans do with their stocks now, and what does the downgrade mean for savers, borrowers, retirees and job seekers? Guest host Allison Keyes speaks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax and Wall Street Journal Economics Reporter Sudeep Reddy.

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