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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff. Two weeks ago, the group threatened to kill Sotloff in a video depicting the beheading of James Foley, another American journalist.
 
September 2, 2014 | NPR · In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Nov 12, 2013 — Timothy Massad has overseen the Troubled Asset Relief Program that bailed out banks and automakers. Now he's expected to be nominated to head the Commodity Futures Trading Commission — perhaps an even tougher job.
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Dec 19, 2012 — The Treasury Department says General Motors will buy back 200 million of its own shares; the remaining 300 million shares will be sold off over the next 12 to 15 months.
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Mar 28, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, Obama's upcoming speech on Libya, and the opinion page on the violence between Hamas and Israel. In the second hour, the spirit of Japan, and was TARP a success?
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Oct 4, 2010 — ANALYSIS: Most of the news media simply didn't know what to do when word came that the Toxic Asset Relief Program wasn't going to cost $700 billion. That didn't fit with the accepted Election Year narrative.
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Jun 1, 2009 — TARP watchdog Elizabeth Warren walked out of NPR's New York studio after an interview for a Planet Money podcast, and gave her assistant a puzzled look.
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Apr 21, 2009 — A TARP wife tells some, anonymously, and ends up earning my sympathy.
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