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The Strong Dollar Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

Friday, April 10, 2015

The current euro-to-dollar exchange rate is great for shopping sprees abroad, but at home, a valuable U.S. dollar might be bad for business.

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99% Invisible

54- The Colour of Money (R)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

United States paper currency is so ubiquitous that to really look at its graphic design with fresh eyes requires some deliberate and focused attention. Pull a greenback out from your wallet (or look at a picture online) and really take it in.

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99% Invisible

156- Coin Check

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

design, coin, military, clip art, recognition, challenge, currency, medal, honor

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Will Digital Currencies Change Our Way of Life?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Digital currency could reinvent traditional financial and social structures, and bring the world's billions of "unbanked" individuals into a new global economy. 

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The Takeaway

The Beginning of the End of Bitcoin?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The digital currency Bitcoin has fallen by 25 percent over the last two days. One financial expert says this might be the beginning of the end of Bitcoin.

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Episode 252: The Gold Standard

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

We visit the respected finance writer (and charming curmudgeon) James Grant. He makes the case for going back on the gold standard.

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Money Talking

Bitcoin’s Young and Wild Days May Be Coming to An End

Friday, January 09, 2015

Digital currencies have had little to no regulation. And that’s about to end.

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Money Talking

Back to the Future – Cold War Style

Friday, December 19, 2014

If you miss nuclear standoffs and assassination plots, this was your week. A cast of Cold War foes dominated the news cycle. And now the U.S. needs to figure out what's at stake. 

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The Takeaway

As Ruble Plummets, Russian Media Calls For Calm

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Russian ruble plunged 20 percent on Tuesday, but state television insisted the falling currency is a good thing for the economy.

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The Takeaway

Russia Fails to Stop Ruble Crash

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Russia has raised its interest rate to a shocking 17 percent to try and stop the free fall of its currency, the ruble, which has hit an new low, experiencing its worst drop in 16 years.

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All Things Considered

Should We Kill The $100 Bill?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Nearly 80 percent of all the U.S. currency in the world is in $100 bills. But some people want to get rid of the bill altogether.

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Episode 560: Hunting For The Hundreds

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Most U.S. cash is in $100 bills, but you rarely see them. Today on the show, where in the world are all the $100s? And what are they being used for?

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Episode 552: The Dollar At The Center Of The World

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today on the show, how a New Hampshire hotel filled with boozing economists saved the global economy.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Will Scotland go it alone?

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Will Scotland go it alone?

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Episode 515: A Bet Over Bitcoin

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

A big-time venture capitalist thinks bitcoin will change the world. A prominent writer thinks bitcoin is going to disappear. On today's show, they make a long-term bet on bitcoin's future.

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A Venture Capitalist Is Betting A Pair Of Socks (And $50 million) On Bitcoin's Future

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

A leading investor thinks bitcoin is going to change the world. A prominent writer disagrees. They make a bet about what we'll be using for money in 2019.

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Paper Or Plastic: How Americans Buy Stuff, In 1 Graph

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Americans use debit cards more often than any other form of payment. Cash is still used more often than credit cards.

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A Bitcoin Insider On Crime, Congress And Satoshi Nakamoto

Friday, November 22, 2013

"This little baby — what my wife used to call my 'pretend money project' — is really going mainstream," says the chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation.

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The World Capital Of Counterfeit Dollars

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Making fake dollars is big business in Peru, where counterfeiters hire people to finish each bill by hand.

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WQXR Blog

Britain Mints New Coin for Benjamin Britten Centennial

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Great Britain is minting a new 50 pence coin to commemorate the centenary of the birth of composer Benjamin Britten.

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