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Boom Town Presses Pause Amid Dramatic Drop In Oil Prices

Two years ago, in January 2013, oil was about $100 dollars a barrel. At that time, towns near new oil fields expanded rapidly, filling up with workers and overflowing revenue. But how are those towns doing now that oil is worth about half what it was then? The Planet Money team checks in with oil workers and residents in Williston, N.D.
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Foreign Investors Fear Global Consequences Of Chinese Economic Uncertainty

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Jamie Metzl, senior fellow with the Atlantic Council, about what is going on with China's economy. Chinese and foreign investors feel uncertain about it, so many are trying to get their assets out of the country.
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Teresa Ghilarducci: "How To Retire With Enough Money"

Economist Teresa Ghilarducci is an informal adviser to Hillary Clinton and has been a trustee of several billion-dollar retirement funds. She's received death threats for her comments about retirement accounts. A conversation about why she says IRAs, 401(k)s, and Social Security won't be enough for most Americans and what to do about it.

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Turmoil In China's Economy Shakes Investor Confidence

Thursday was shaping up to be another tumultuous day in the financial markets. Stock prices were falling after a big selloff in Asia and Europe. The trouble seems to have started in China.
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U.S. Markets Slump After Chinese Stocks Plunge; China Suspends 'Circuit Breaker'

With U.S. stock prices already seeing their worst three-day opening for a year since 2008, China's trading day lasted less than 30 minutes Thursday.
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Stock Trading In China Halted After Stocks Plunge For A Second Day

For a second day this week, stock trading in China was suspended. David Greene talks to Fraser Howie, co-author of Red Capitalism, about the turmoil in the Chinese stock markets.
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If You Like Cheap Gasoline, January May Be Your Lucky Month

Prices already are averaging less than $2 a gallon nationwide, and a new report shows gasoline inventories are surging. Experts say that sets the stage for more price drops in coming days.
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Global Oil Prices Fall To 11-Year Low

Global oil prices dropped again, falling to an 11-year low on Wednesday as investors worried about weak demand for refined petroleum products. New government data show U.S. stockpiles of gasoline and distillates, including diesel fuel and heating oil, soared in recent days, offsetting a decline in crude supplies. Taken together, crude and refined products are now at a record high, and that glut is driving retail prices lower.
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A Local D.C. Restaurateur's New Job: Training D.C. Residents For Work

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently appointed Andy Shallal, the politically-minded owner of local eatery Busboys and Poets, to chair the city's Workforce Investment Council.

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Environmental Outlook: A New Push For Carbon Removal

The climate agreement reached in Paris last month set ambitious goals for curbing global warming. Some say those goals cannot be achieved through reducing emissions alone and that it's time to take a more serious look at carbon removal.

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