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March 06, 2009

Appraised Out Of Business

For Bill Thornton, the housing crisis has been a kind of absolution. For 20 years, he was a home appraiser. But as prices climbed during the housing boom, lenders stopped calling him. As he tells Dick, Bill eventually closed his business and reluctantly became a truck driver. Yet when he began to hear how Wall Street helped create the housing and financial meltdown, he realized that losing his business wasn't exactly his fault.

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