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Enduring Lessons Of World War II, And The Proliferation Of Payday Lending

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As V-E Day approaches, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Rick Atkinson discusses the lasting impact and significance of World War II. Then, many consumers remain wary of check-cashing and payday-lending businesses. We speak with a professor of city planning who worked as a check casher in New York City to research the industry and find out why low- and middle-income Americans are using them in increasing numbers.

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Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.