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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 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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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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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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