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Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, our flagship program is all about providing context on the economic news of the day. Through stories, conversations and newsworthy numbers, we help listeners understand the economic world around them.

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401 NAFTA is dead, long live NAFTA2018-10-01 15:00:00
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402 Your house is being towed2018-09-28 15:00:00
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403 Let's look at the big picture2018-09-27 15:00:00
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404 Everything is fine!2018-09-26 15:00:00
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405 Caught in the middle of a trade war2018-09-25 15:00:00
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406 Mergers Monday2018-09-24 15:00:00
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407 The 5G cold war2018-09-21 15:00:00
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408 The home renovation show boom and bust2018-09-20 15:00:00
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409 Who paid the price for the financial crisis? Was it enough?2018-09-19 15:00:00
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410 Use-it-or-lose-it season2018-09-18 15:00:00
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411 Tariffs, but make it fashion2018-09-17 15:00:00
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412 The day the bank fell2018-09-14 15:00:00
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413 "We function very well in chaos"2018-09-13 15:00:00
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414 The software that changed the economy2018-09-12 15:00:00
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415 How banks got "too big to fail"2018-09-11 06:00:00
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How banks got "too big to fail"

The phrase "too big to fail" is closely associated with the financial crisis of a decade ago, and it was used as a justification for government bailouts. It wasn't always this way. There was a time when most banks were small, and they liked it that way. Today, just six banks manage more than half the assets in the entire U.S. banking industry. We'll trace how it happened, and talk to the owner of a very different "Lehman" business about what it was like living through 2008. Plus, we'll answer more listener questions about trade and take a look at just how well FEMA's prepared for hurricane season.…read more

416 The most dramatic bankruptcy in history ...2018-09-10 15:00:00
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417 Bernanke, Geithner and Paulson (encore)2018-09-10 06:00:00
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418 Hello? Is it sheets you're looking for?2018-09-07 15:00:00
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419 How the government took over Fannie and Freddie2018-09-06 15:00:00
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420 Nobody likes thinking about a financial crisis2018-09-05 15:00:00
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