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Zoe Chace

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The Ballad Of The 13-Year-Old North Korean Capitalist

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In North Korea, tiny private markets have emerged where people can buy and sell food and clothing. In fact, one 13-year-old girl went into business for herself, and the government of North Korea tried to stop her support of capitalism.

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Regulators Debate Effective Punishments For Guilty Banks

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It's hard to figure out how to punish a bank when it does something wrong. With so many banks getting in trouble with regulators lately, our Planet Money team examines the ways to punish a bank.

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Germany's Economy Is Doing Well — And That's Bad For The Eurozone

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A recent report out of Brussels says Germany's economy is prospering — and that's a big problem for the rest of the eurozone. Our Planet Money team reports on how doing extremely well can cause trouble when you're a member of a group.

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Penny Hoarders Hope For The Day The Penny Dies

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A pre-1982 penny has about 2 cents worth of copper in it. Some people hoard them, betting that the U.S. will kill the penny and then it will be legal to melt them down and they can make a killing.

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When Lyrics Get Posted Online, Who Gets Paid?

Friday, May 09, 2014

There are about 5 million searches for lyrics every day on Google. Who gets paid when people look up lyrics online?

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Like So Many Magazines, 'Ladies' Home Journal' Cuts Back

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Ladies' Home Journal, famous for its "Can This Marriage Be Saved" column, will no longer be published monthly. Instead, the magazine will be sold quarterly and will only be available on newsstands.

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Across The Atlantic, Glimpse An Alternate Internet Universe

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Americans have very little choice over their cable Internet provider. This is largely because of a decision made 12 years ago, when the U.S. went one direction and the rest of the world went another.

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When Everyone Wants To Watch 'House Of Cards,' Who Pays?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Netflix has a problem: So many people want to watch the series, there isn't enough capacity to let everyone watch at once, uninterrupted. And someone has to pay to keep the content running smoothly.

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Will Economic Sanctions Impact Russia?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's not easy for the U.S. to put effective sanctions on Russia. But even Russians need to use U.S. financial institutions, and you pressure a country by limiting access to dollars and world markets.

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Behind Ukraine's Political Strife: One Big Utility Bill

Friday, March 07, 2014

Ukraine pays most of its citizens' gas bills. That's become hugely expensive for the government — and it's central to the country's conflict with Russia.

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An Old Law, A Snowy Winter, And A Modern-Day Salt Shortage

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Jones Act, which dates back to World War I, is part of the reason New Jersey ran short of salt this winter.

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Nixon And Kimchi: How The Garment Industry Came To Bangladesh

Thursday, December 05, 2013

The business that transformed the nation is the product of an obscure but hugely influential trade deal — and a cultural struggle over Korean food.

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Next Stop Bangladesh As We Follow Planet Money's T-Shirt

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Bangladesh is the cheapest place in the world to make a T-shirt. But this month, the minimum wage there will rise from $39 a month to $68 a month. That's got some factory owners nervous about whether Western retailers there will pull out.

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Two Sisters, A Small Room And The World Behind A T-Shirt

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The rise of factory jobs in Bangladesh has brought profound cultural changes to the country — and to the lives of two sisters who made the Planet Money T-shirt.

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Chips, Beer, Tweets: Why TV Is Key To Twitter's Prospects

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

One thing Twitter has that other social networks don't: Users who talk about the world in real time. That could be worth a lot.

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Robin Thicke's Song Sounds Like Marvin Gaye. So He's Suing Gaye's Family.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Thicke wants the court to rule that his song, "Blurred Lines," doesn't infringe on Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."

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Heard It Through The Grapevine: Raisin Grower Goes Rogue

Friday, August 16, 2013

In this "Planet Money" report, we learn about a man many call an outlaw. His crime? Growing raisins and then selling them all. For the last 10 years, he's violated the law and gone against the Raisin Administrative Committee.

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The Raisin Outlaw Of Kerman, Calif.

Friday, August 09, 2013

In most industries, competitors getting together and conspiring to control supply of a product is illegal. But in the raisin world, the law actually says competitors have to work together. It's going against your competitors that can get you in trouble.

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Stamps, Jeans, Beer: What Americans Want From North Korea

Friday, July 26, 2013

U.S. citizens who want to buy stuff from North Korea have to send a letter to the government asking for special permission. We got copies of those letters.

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The 'Ask Your Uncle' Approach To Economics

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Beige Book — a big, official report — is mostly a bunch of stories gathered by talking to businesses around the country.

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