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A crash course in credit

When lenders are afraid to lend, the economy stalls and uncertainty grows

Don Castle can't get a loan to finish the work on his house. He took a ''Get out of Debt'' class at Salem State and is looking for a part-time job. Don Castle can't get a loan to finish the work on his house. He took a ''Get out of Debt'' class at Salem State and is looking for a part-time job. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe staff)
By Casey Ross and Jenn Abelson
Globe Staff / September 28, 2008

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To understand the urgency of the biggest government bailout in US history, look no further than Don Castle, Roberta O'Connor, and Don Chiofaro. (Full article: 1835 words)

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