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Underlying Problems Threaten Economy's Health

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Underlying Problems Threaten Economy's Health

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Underlying Problems Threaten Economy's Health

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A wild week for financial markets highlighted many concerns about the health of the U.S. economy. But how serious is the issue? One long-term issue: Mortgage debt and credit-card debt have roughly doubled since 2000. New York Times columnist Joe Nocera and Scott Simon discuss some of the issues behind recent market volatility.

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