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Can The Best Financial Tips Fit On An Index Card?

Yes, according to an economist who wrote a blog post that went viral in 2013. Now he has expanded the basics in a book, The Index Card.
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What Is Behind The Volatility In China's Financial Markets?

It's been an unnerving week for China's economy, the world's second largest. Prices fell so sharply on the Shanghai stock exchange that trading had to be halted for the day — twice.
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Wages Flat In Otherwise Strong December Jobs Report

The Labor Department on Friday reported the U.S. economy added 292,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate stayed at 5 percent. Wage growth continued to be weak, but 2016 should bring a boost.
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World Financial Markets Have A Rough First Week In 2016

U.S. stocks are off to one of the worst starts to any year in memory. David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.
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Is Obama's Hope For Better Fuel Economy Sputtering Out?

For a while, the president's plan for increasing vehicles' fuel efficiency worked; he said it would save money and reduce carbon pollution. Then came cheap gas, and the improvements have stalled.
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U.S. Weather Wet And Wild In 2015, Though No Big Hurricanes

The U.S. had 10 weather events in 2015 that cost $1 billion or more in damage, with December the warmest and wettest month on record. Climate scientists blame a warming climate and strong El Nino.
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China's Woes Are Growing, Along With A Debate: Is It 2008 Again?

China's economy and stock market are taking hits. Billionaire George Soros says it's setting the stage for another global meltdown. But others argue China's troubles will not trigger a crisis.
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Global Stocks Plunge After China Halts Trading

China's attempts to shore up its stock market have failed. And with the markets affecting global stocks, NPR reports on whether, and how much of a factor it might be in affecting markets longer term.
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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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