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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L) speaks with US Vice President Joe Biden (R) during a business roundtable at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, February 14, 2012.

Fresh off his visit to China, Brian looks at how Chinese business works within the state's authoritarian government with The Atlantic's  James Fallows. Plus: NPR's Mara Liasson on national politics; what new U.S. Census numbers reveal about recently transplanted New Yorkers and median income in the city; and an investigation into how state and local government subsidies impact regional economies.