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Today on Planet Money:
A tale of global economic disaster from Planet Money and the New York Times.
— David Kestenbaum starts it off with a story about school districts that bought some of the worst stuff on Wall Street.
— Adam Davidson picks it up with an Irish bank that has its own problems.
— Alex Blumberg wraps it up with the story of how troubles at that Irish bank and other banks are wreaking havoc all across America.
(READ: New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg's story From Midwest to M.T.A., Pain From Global Gamble )
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