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Video: Economist Perspective: Is the U.S. consumer over-extended?

Delinquencies in car loans and credit card debt have risen in recent years. Is this a red flag for the U.S. economy?<br><br>When debt loads get too high to be smoothly serviced, consumers will make selective choices on which bills to pay first and which to delay. <br><br> Blu Putnam, Chief Economist at CME Group, discusses the evolving pattern of loan delinquencies and whether rising consumer debt loads pose a threat to the U.S. economy.