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Don’t be confused; the stock market is not the same thing as the economy

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of Dec. 18, 2014 in New York City.
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The stock market is one helpful measure for understanding the health of the economy, but it doesn’t always paint the full picture. Sandra Block is a senior editor for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. She joined MPR’s Kerri Miller for a conversation about the signs of a healthy economy and how consumers can bolster their finances when the markets are sluggish.

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