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Economy

Greece Risks Losing Future Bailout Funds

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The question of what to do about Greece if it defaults on its debts is a topic at World Bank and IMF meetings in Washington this week.

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Antitrust Inquiry Reportedly Looks At How Big Theater Chains Snare Movies

Saturday, April 18, 2015

News of a federal inquiry comes as arguments over preferential treatment and exclusivity have been heating up in recent years.

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Global Bankers Meet To Resolve A Two-Speed World Economy

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The IMF and World Bank meet this weekend. Likely on the agenda: the Iran deal, ISIS and Russia. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Foreign Policy's David Rothkopf about the state of the global economy.

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Why A Blockbuster Of A Trade Deal With Asia Matters

Friday, April 17, 2015

Congress is giving President Obama new powers to help seal the deal on an ambitious Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, a move that angers many Democrats and unions.

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Bloomberg Terminals Go Dark For Hours, Sending Ripples Through Markets

Friday, April 17, 2015

The financial "screens" went dark for several hours during trading in London and Asia causing, among other disruptions, a delay in a British government debt issue.

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Former IMF Head Rato Is Arrested Over Tax Fraud Allegations In Spain

Friday, April 17, 2015

An influential figure in Spanish banking and politics, Rodrigo Rato was the predecessor of Dominique Strauss-Khan, who has also had extensive legal troubles.

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Miss Piggy Has One. Marilyn Monroe Has One. Why Can't Selena Have One?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Thirty thousand Selena fans are begging MAC Cosmetics to do a Selena-inspired line. But the back story here is way bigger than makeup.

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Morning Edition

When It Comes To Buying Decisions, Why Feelings Come First

Friday, April 17, 2015

People make buying decisions based on something that is really hard to measure: how we feel. Our Planet Money team reports on the holy grail of economics: knowing what consumers are going to do.

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Morning Edition

Greece's Economy Remains Embroiled In Turmoil

Friday, April 17, 2015

David Greene talks to David Wessel about whether Greece will receive more loans in exchange for promises to overhaul its economy. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution

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Morning Edition

When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

Friday, April 17, 2015

Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.

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Feds Cancel Commercial Sardine Fishing After Stocks Crash

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Federal regulators close commercial sardine fishing in an effort to rebuild the depleted populations of the fish. Sardine shortages are blamed for the high rates of starvation deaths of sea lion pups

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All Things Considered

New Asian Development Bank Seen As Sign Of China's Growing Influence

Thursday, April 16, 2015

China says 57 countries have signed on as members of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but the U.S. is not among them. Some analysts say the bank is a sign of diminished U.S. power.

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WNYC News

Bill Would Ban Credit Checks By Employers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Advocates say asking for credit history puts people with bad credit or no credit in a bind.

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U.S. Predicted To Be Net Energy Exporter In Next Decade; First Time Since 1950s

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Citing a boom in natural gas and shifts in demand, the Energy Information Administration says the U.S. could stop being a net energy importer "sometime between 2020 and 2030."

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You Didn't Check The 'Presidential Election Campaign' Box On Your Taxes, Did You?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The little box is for presidential public financing. At first, it was relatively popular, but now fewer people are checking the box — and more candidates are rejecting the funds.

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EU Charges Google With Antitrust Violations, Will Also Look At Android

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Saying that Google abused its grip on the online search market by "systematically favoring" its own shopping services at the expense of others, a European panel releases a list of antitrust charges.

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Morning Edition

From Horses To High-Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.

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All Things Considered

When Rates Turn Negative, Banks Pay Customers To Borrow

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

European interest rates are being pushed so low — to less than zero — that some banks are paying borrowers to take loans. Such low rates are aimed at boosting Europe's economy, but there are risks.

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All Things Considered

Presidential Candidates Move Away From Public Financing

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

You can still check the box on your 1040 federal income tax return and earmark $3 for presidential public financing.

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Cheap Oil Fuels Global Growth. Now If We Just Had Roads And Bridges

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The World Economic Outlook released by the International Monetary Fund says the pace of economic growth in 2015 will tick up to 3.5 percent, helped along by lower energy costs and weaker currencies.

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