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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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