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Need to Know, January 6, 2012: Help wanted: New Hampshire

How is Main Street doing? On the eve of the New Hampshire presidential primary, Need to Know visits Nashua and travels up and down that city’s Main Street to find out. Scott Simon hosts.

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The view from Main Street

The poverty rate in New Hampshire is the lowest in the nation and the unemployment rate is the fourth lowest, and several small businesses and restaurants in Nashua are thriving. But Need to Know also discovered many people drowning in debt, unable to pay back their student loans or to pay their medical debt. A marriage counselor along Main Street in Nashua describes how financial distress is causing severe marital discord.

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