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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who's in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.
 
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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Israel and Hamas carried out a rhetorical battle Sunday over the fate of dueling offers to extend a ceasefire. In the end, the fighting resumed after Saturday's 12-hour truce. Israel vowed to continue its military campaign, targeting tunnels along the border. Wary Gazans prepared as best they could for the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.
 
July 27, 2014 | NPR · Anne Barnard from The New York Times talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about the differences between the current explosion of violence in Gaza and previous ones.
 
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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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bubbles

Feb 28, 2012 — Home prices kept falling through the end of last year. It's been nearly six years since the bubble burst.
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Feb 16, 2012 — China's economy sailed through the financial crisis unscathed — at least in the short run.
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Jan 30, 2012 — David Boaz, who was recently cited in Adam Davidson's Times Magazine column, offers a clarification of his views on the US housing bubble.
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Oct 6, 2011 — Prices for American farmland have doubled in the past few years. Does that make it a bubble? Or is there a good reason for the rise in prices?
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Oct 4, 2011 — On today's show, we visit a place where global economic forces converge: Colo, Iowa. The price of farmland in Iowa has doubled in the past few years. We look at the broader economic picture, and ask: Is it a bubble?
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Sep 26, 2011 — Last year, we partnered with ProPublica on stories about how Wall Street kept the housing bubble going. In the past week, there have been a couple newsworthy developments on this front.
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Sep 6, 2011 — A financial crisis that began with the popping of a huge housing bubble and led to a stock market plunge and a banking crisis? That's right: We're talking about Japan in the 1990s.
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Aug 4, 2011 — There's a thriving futures market for Bordeaux. That's led, perhaps inevitably, to suggestions that the market is being manipulated.
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Jul 1, 2011 — Thomas Hoenig thinks the Fed is repeating mistakes of the past, keeping interest rates too low for too long. That risks creating another bubble, and another crash, he says.
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May 31, 2011 — U.S. home prices fell to new, post-bubble lows in March, according to the latest Case-Shiller home price numbers. And with nearly 2 million homes in the foreclosure pipeline, the bust may persist for some time.
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