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Before Toxie Was Toxic
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Dr. Fred Bloom unwittingly sold this house into what may have been a mortgage-fraud ring. Chana Joffe-Walt/NPR hide caption

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Inside Our Toxic Asset, Cont'd: A $200 Million Mortgage Scheme
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Richard Koenig, 81, defaulted on a $300,000 loan. "I don't have horns," he said. Chana Joffe-Walt/NPR hide caption

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Inside Our Toxic Asset: An 81-Year-Old Man With A Dog Named Muffin
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Planet Money's Toxic Asset Apparently Is Toxic
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Seeking A Smoking Gun In A Toxic Asset
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The collapse of the housing market has turned more than $1 trillion in mortgage-backed bonds into toxic assets. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Toxic Assets Market Awaits Rebound
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A computer monitor confirms the purchase of a toxic asset. (Note: Some information is intentionally blurred out.) David Kestenbaum/NPR hide caption

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We Bought A Toxic Asset; You Can Watch It Die
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