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Planet Money

The Origin Of Toxie

We talk to a woman who bought a house during the boom — and whose mortgage wound up in our toxic asset. Can you ever spot a bubble before it bursts?

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Planet Money

We Take Toxie On The Road

We go on the road to Florida to learn more about the people behind Toxie, Planet Money's toxic asset.

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