'Marketplace' Report: Credit Card Debt Credit card delinquencies have jumped 26 percent from a year ago, a recent Associated Press poll shows. Experts say the subprime mortgage meltdown is partly to blame as consumers turn to credit cards to cover expenses. Marketplace's Steve Tripoli examines what this could mean to the nation's economy.
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'Marketplace' Report: Credit Card Debt

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'Marketplace' Report: Credit Card Debt

'Marketplace' Report: Credit Card Debt

'Marketplace' Report: Credit Card Debt

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Credit card delinquencies have jumped 26 percent from a year ago, a recent Associated Press poll shows. Experts say the sub-prime mortgage meltdown is partly to blame as consumers turn to credit cards to cover expenses. Alex Chadwick talks to Marketplace's Steve Tripoli about the rising credit card debt and what it could mean to the nation's economy.