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Planet Money

Spreadsheets, Ex-Cons And A Karate Studio: Life At The Bottom Of The Debt Business

Not all debt collectors work at banks or big, corporate agencies. Many work at small, storefront shops. At least one worked in a former karate studio.

A doctor uses a microscrope to view a human egg during in vitro fertilization (IVF), which is used to fertilize eggs that have been frozen. Mauro Fermariello/ScienceSource hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Women Can Freeze Their Eggs For The Future, But At A Cost

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Women Can Freeze Their Eggs For The Future, But At A Cost

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Would you think twice about that 20-ounce soda if you were informed that it would take 5 miles of walking — or 50 minutes of running — to burn it off? Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Reality Check: To Burn Off A Soda, You'll Have To Run 50 Minutes

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Spreadsheets, Ex-Cons And A Karate Studio: Life At The Bottom Of The Debt Business

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Democratic candidate Rick Weiland, a businessman, plays at a union hall in Sioux Falls, S.D. "We've tried to make this campaign fun," he told the crowd. "We're enjoying it. I hope you are." Don Gonyea/NPR hide caption

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Senate Race Delivers A Surprise Jolt To Conservative South Dakota

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Actress Elizabeth Peña arrives at the Hollywood premiere of Nothing Like the Holidays in 2008. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Overture Films hide caption

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The Two-Way

Elizabeth Peña Remembered As An Actress With Range

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Elizabeth Peña Remembered As An Actress With Range

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Otis Redding in 1967. Redding was also known as "The Mad Man From Macon." Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Capricorn In Retrograde: Macon's Endangered Musical History

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