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What Is At Stake In A Credit Collapse?

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What Is At Stake In A Credit Collapse?

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The ongoing financial crisis has clarified for many Americans how fundamentally important credit is to the nation's economy. What happens to ordinary people and small businesses when easy credit dries up?

Guests:

Janet Hildreth, partner in Tree Lovers Floors company

Dean Foust, Atlanta bureau chief for BusinessWeek

Jesse Toprak, executive director of industry analysis for Edmunds.com

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