Weak Economy Creates Strong Market for Bad Debt Rising unemployment and a sagging economy have sent consumer debt well over $700 billion. Debt-collection agencies are playing a bigger role than ever as individuals fail to meet their obligations. NPR's Steve Inskeep reports.

Weak Economy Creates Strong Market for Bad Debt

Weak Economy Creates Strong Market for Bad Debt

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Rising unemployment and a sagging economy have sent consumer debt well over $700 billion. Debt-collection agencies are playing a bigger role than ever as individuals fail to meet their obligations. NPR's Steve Inskeep reports.