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.
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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.