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Markets Hit Milestones; Goldman Sachs Gets Bashed

NPR's John Ydstie wraps up the week's economy news, looking at banking stress tests, the markets' performance and the Goldman Sachs resignation.
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Greek Bailout Is Accompanied By Greek Resentment

Debt-beleaguered Greece has secured a second international bailout, but for many Greeks, the conditions set by their EU partners are a breach of sovereignty.
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Major Cities May Morph Into Minor Ones: Are Airlines to Blame?

St. Louis. Cincinnati. Memphis. Pittsburgh. Decades after the government deregulated the airline industry, these are some cities still feeling the pinch. How local economies feel the impact of airports and airline industry travel patterns.

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Mobile Money: Will A Cell Phone "Bump" Replace Cash?

Cell phone and QR code technology is converging to allow payments simply by "bumping" phones. Kojo explores the future of digital payments to both merchants and individuals.

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The Market's Finally Looking Up: Will It Last?

The stock market hit some major milestones this week: The Standard & Poor's 500 index reached its highest level in more than three years and the Nasdaq rose to its highest level in 11 years. Still, the Federal Reserve has been warning not to get too excited about where the economy is headed next.
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Smart Phones, Hybrid Cars, and the Global Competition for "Rare Earth Elements"

Ninety percent of "rare earth elements" comes from China. We explore the science and politics of "critical materials" in advanced manufacturing...

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Your Turn: The Blurry Lines Dividing Theater & Journalism

In the wake of a recent controversy at the public radio show "This American Life," we explore the blurry lines between performance art and journalism.

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Lawmakers Continue Prince George's County Slots Discussion

One of the bills Maryland lawmakers are discussing today includes adding a slots casino in Prince George's County.

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