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Falling Oil Prices Make Fracking Less Lucrative

As oil prices dip, controversial and relatively expensive production methods, like oil sands and fracking, have become less profitable. Some drillers are already cutting back on plans for more wells.
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Recovery Or Not, Some Still Feel Economic Pain

The government is ending the federal stimulus program. In the For the Record segment, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to people around the country about whether they feel the economy has recovered.
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Plugging The 'Leaky Pipe' For Women, Minorities In Economics

Fed Chair Janet Yellen said a "leaky pipe" prevents women and minorities from making it to the top of the economics field. NPR's Scott Simon talks to economist Julianne Malveaux.
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Five Reasons Why Your Financial Outlook Just Got Better

Even if a big raise is not imminent for you, five factors are helping stretch today's paycheck: cheap gasoline; a strong dollar; low interest rates; fierce retail competition and a huge corn harvest.
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A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.
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D.C.: Even More Unequal Than You May Have Thought

D.C. suffers from high levels of income inequality, but new data from the city shows that it may be higher than previously thought.
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GDP Posts Strong 3.5 Percent Growth Rate In 3rd Quarter

The economy performed better-than-expected in the July-September period, after making a 4.6 percent jump in the second quarter of the year.
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Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.
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After The Waves, Staten Island Homeowner Takes Sandy Buyout

Stephen Drimalas fled his home as the storm hit, and it was badly damaged. Now he and some of his neighbors are selling their property to the state, which hopes to get people out of flood-prone areas.
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Janet Yellen Brings A Different Leadership Style To The Fed

Melissa Block talks to Neil Irwin, senior economic correspondent for The New York Times, about the leadership style of Janet Yellen, the chair of the Federal Reserve.

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