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Americans have triple the amount of debt than in 1982

November 10, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CST
In this Oct. 22, 2009, photo, Vicki Adriano works at the Lordstown General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio. Compared with 1982, Americans have more than triple the amount of debt and less than half the savings. Their unemployment spells last 10 weeks longer, on average.

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