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First quarter credit recap
The NAHB reports that recent Federal Reserve Board numbers show consumer credit, excluding mortgages, was up 25 percent in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the low mark set in the second quarter of 2010. Components include student loans, up 45 percent, car loans up 26 percent, and credit cards up 5 percent.
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