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Despite Slower Growth, China's Economy Is Undergoing Major Changes

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Yukon Huang, senior associate in the Asia program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about how China's economy is changing.
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In Oklahoma, Low Energy Prices Drive State Budget Crisis

Low energy prices are good for consumers but bad for some businesses — and the states that rely on them. Oklahoma lawmakers say there may be a "revenue failure" soon. The state has a $900 million budget hole.
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Once Upon A Time, Congress Cut Deficits; Now CBO Says That's Over

Back in the old days, say 2011, political leaders talked about, and acted upon, worries involving federal borrowing. But a new CBO report shows deficits surging — even as political attention drifts.
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IMF Lowers Its Growth Forecast For The Global Economy

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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China Reports Slowest Economic Growth In 25 Years

Not since the fallout from the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre has China's economy grown at such a slow pace: at just below 7 percent last year.
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Area Satirical Publication The Onion Sold To Univision (Seriously)

The Spanish-language network gets a 40 percent, controlling stake in The Onion and related sites, including The A.V. Club and Clickhole. The move comes as Univision tries to reach more millennials.
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What The Drop In Commodity Prices Means For The U.S. Economy

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution, about the long-term precipitous declines in commodity prices.
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'Dark Money': Koch Brothers' Donations Push Their Political Agenda

Steve Inskeep talks to author Jane Mayer about her new book Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.
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Alaska Faces Budget Deficit As Crude Oil Prices Slide

Alaska may overhaul the way it spends its oil wealth. While the state has a lot of oil, the price of oil has dropped so much that the state now has a $3.5 billion deficit — two-thirds of its budget.
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Social Science Research Examines The Generosity Of The Wealthy

Self-made billionaires are bigger philanthropists than those who inherit their wealth, research says. That might explain why the self-made wealthy plan to donate much of their wealth to charity.

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