'The Economic Wreckage': Sifting Through A Year of Crisis

The S&P 500 has begun bouncing back, but it's still far below its level at the start of the recession. (Click to enlarge.) Robert Benincas and David Wright/NPR hide caption

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Though the worst of our current economic crisis wouldn't hit until September 2008, the recession began in December 2007.

That leaves a lot of financial wreckage to sort through. NPR's Robert Benincasa and David Wright have charted key categories — including the look, above, at the S&P 500.

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