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The booming real estate market, fueled by low interest rates, has helped sustain strong economic growth for the past 5 years. But some fear rising interest rates will slow housing growth. A look at the future of the U.S. housing market.
- Dean Baker co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and author of "Plunder & Blunder the Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy" (PoliPointPress)
- Amy Crews Cutts Freddie Mac Deputy Chief Economist.
- Paul Krugman professor of economics, Princeton University and op-ed columnist, New York Times
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