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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York says that middle-aged people are the ones struggling the most with student loans. The new numbers on housing look positive, but should we take the news with a grain of salt? The state of Washington is now allowing Facebook users to register to vote on the popular social networking site. The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau will be begin regulating credit rating agencies. Reporter Eve Troeh takes a look at the new summer vacation in light of the recent economy. And writer Dave Eggers talks about his new book, "A Hologram for the King," which mirrors the rise and fall of American manufacturing with the struggles of an aging businessman.

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