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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.

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#239 Planet Money: Tiny Banks, Big Problems

December 30th, 2010

Episode 336 of 911 episodes

The fate of Spain's economy may lie in a couple dozen savings banks called cajas de ahorros. These banks hold more than 50 percent of Spanish bank deposits and many are in danger of failing. On today's Planet Money, we explain why these tiny Spanish banks pose a threat to the European and global economies.

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