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An aerial view of homes of Henderson, Nevada, where unemployment is now fueling the mortgage crisis.
GDP: 1.57%
Inflation: 4.22%
Unemployment: 5.62%
Markets: -33.10%
Gallon of gas: $3.8
Interest Rates: 1%


Home prices plummet by as much as 40% in some parts of the country, and nearly one million homes have been lost to foreclosure since the mortgage crisis began in August 2007. The government is flooding the frozen financial system with nearly $3 trillion to restore liquidity, and, despite a $168 billion stimulus package that was unveiled last spring, political support for a second stimulus package is gaining momentum.

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Last updated November 14 2008: 9:27 AM ET
Sources: IMF, national statistics offices, central banks, stock exchanges, AIRINC
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