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The Market For Air
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The Market For Air

How something that's all around us came to be worth millions of dollars.

The Market For Air

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Three Indicators To Keep A (Side)eye On
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Three Indicators To Keep A (Side)eye On

Three worrying indicators to keep an eye on — less complicated than the yield curve, but something you can talk about at the water cooler.

Three Indicators To Keep A (Side)eye On

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Trade Wars And The Batman Problem
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Trade Wars And The Batman Problem

It may be too late to avoid a trade war between the U.S. and China, but there might be a simple way to stop the trade wars of the future.

Trade Wars And The Batman Problem

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Saving Women
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Saving Women

Women invest far less of their paychecks than men do. Sallie Krawcheck spent her career on Wall Street and she says this is a problem we need to solve.

Saving Women

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Japan's Ninja Shortage
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Japan's Ninja Shortage

Japan's population is shrinking. It's harder and harder to find qualified people to fill a lot of jobs. Including ninjas.

Japan's Ninja Shortage

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We Hear You

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We Hear You

We respond to your letters, tweets and messages: We talk Iran, yield curve and how to pronounce Hyundai.

We Hear You

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The Last Straw
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The Last Straw

Starbucks, Ikea, Vancouver, Scotland: They've all banned plastic straws. The movement is meant to help reduce plastic waste in the ocean. But will it work, or will it backfire?

The Last Straw

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Fed Accounts For All!
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Fed Accounts For All!

Banks and other financial institutions have their own banking accounts at the Federal Reserve. Morgan Ricks argues that regular folks should have access to Fed accounts, too.

Fed Accounts For All!

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The Price of A Hyundai in Iran
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The Price of A Hyundai in Iran

President Trump recently announced strict economic sanctions in Iran. Today on the show, we talked to a young Iranian man about what it's like to live in the Iranian economy right now.

The Price of A Hyundai in Iran

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The Recession Predictor, Still Predictive?
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The Recession Predictor, Still Predictive?

Every time the yield curve has inverted since 1970, the economy has fallen into recession. It's getting close to inverting now, but it may no longer be the recession predictor it once was.

The Recession Predictor, Still Predictive?

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