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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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