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Jim Zarroli

Jim Zarroli appears in the following:

Martin Shkreli Takes The Fifth, But Can't Resist Firing Back

Thursday, February 04, 2016

The former pharmaceutical executive appeared before a House committee hearing on drug prices, and for once tried to stay silent.

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Former Drug CEO Not Expected To Answer House Panel's Questions

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Martin Shkreli is to appear before a House panel Thursday for a hearing on drug prices. Shkreli's company purchased the life-saving drug Daraprim, and then raised the price by 5,000 percent.

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Can't Buy A Ticket To That Concert You Want To See? Blame Bots

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A report from New York's attorney general points to abusive practices in the market for live-event tickets on sites such as StubHub. Computer programs snap up seats faster than humans can.

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Fed Keeps Rates Steady But Expresses Caution About The Global Economy

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Federal Reserve policymakers said they believe the U.S. economy is growing at a moderate pace, and that any increases this year will be "gradual."

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As Sanctions On Iran Are Lifted, Many U.S. Business Restrictions Remain

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The U.S. and other countries have agreed to lift sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program, but Washington still has other sanctions in place against Tehran.

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Wall Street Has Another Brutal Day, As Stock Prices Plummet

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Fears about slowing global growth have sent the Dow Jones industrial average down by about 10 percent this month since the start of the year.

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IMF Lowers Its Growth Forecast For The Global Economy

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Advanced economies are doing OK, but a sharp slowdown is plaguing much of the developing world, the IMF's latest report says.

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Iran Plans To Export More Oil. What Will That Do To The Market?

Monday, January 18, 2016

Now that international sanctions have been lifted, Iran hopes to export as much as 500,000 more barrels of oil a day. But this comes while global oil prices are falling and revenues are plunging.

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Goldman Sachs Will Pay $5 Billion To Settle Financial-Crisis Claims

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The firm is under investigation for its marketing and sale of mortgage-backed securities. If finalized, the settlement will reduce company earnings for the last three months of 2013 by $1.5 billion.

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U.S. Markets Tumble To Lowest Levels Since September

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday in a continuation of a recent rough patch on Wall Street. The Dow Jones and S&P 500 are down by more than 7 percent.

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Lego Says It Is Changing Its Policy After Ai Weiwei Controversy

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Danish company encountered a social media backlash in October after refusing to sell bricks for a project by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

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David Bowie Also Left His Mark On Wall Street

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

He was the first musician to package his future royalties into a bond and sell them to investors.

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China Views Untapped Consumer Market As Key To Stimulating Economy

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Chinese are famous savers, putting away large amounts of the money they make. The government sees its untapped, vast consumer market as a way to stimulate growth. But doing so requires some painful tradeoffs between entrenched interests.

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Global Financial Markets Are Poised For Another Turbulent Week

Monday, January 11, 2016

After a volatile week in China last week, global markets are braced for more chaos with hopes that healthy U.S. employment numbers may improve the climate.

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Turmoil In China's Economy Shakes Investor Confidence

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Thursday was shaping up to be another tumultuous day in the financial markets. Stock prices were falling after a big selloff in Asia and Europe. The trouble seems to have started in China.

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Chipotle Faces A Criminal Investigation Into Its Handling Of A Norovirus Outbreak

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

More than 200 employees and customers were sickened last August at a restaurant in California. A grand jury subpoena requires Chipotle to produce a range of documents in connection with the outbreak.

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Visiting New York City, Bernie Sanders Attacks Clinton, 'Greed' Of Wall Street

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

"Will the folks on Wall Street like me? No. Will they begin to play by the rules if I am president? You better believe it," Sanders said Tuesday.

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After Chipotle Outbreaks, Will 'Food With Integrity' Still Resonate?

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Chipotle's rise was fueled in part by its image as a healthy, ethical choice. After foodborne illnesses sickened hundreds, analysts say it won't be easy for the chain to win back customers' trust.

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Global Stock Markets Open 2016 With Sharp Dive

Monday, January 04, 2016

It's the first trading day of 2016, and it's been a rocky one. Wall Street opened the day with a sharp dive — one of the worst opening days in decades. NPR explores the China factor and other issues adding to investors' worries.

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Puerto Rico Says It Will Miss $37 Million In Bond Payments This Week

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The island's government warns that time is running out for Congress to address its fiscal problems. Puerto Rico has been reeling from the effects of declining population and a long recession.

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