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Cattle Theft: An Old Crime On The Rise

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 3:04pm

Cattle rustling is a growing problem in Oklahoma, Texas and other beef-producing states. High beef prices and drug addiction are fueling the resurgence.

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Fed Shouldn't Raise Interest Rates, Ex-Treasury Secretary Summers Cautions

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers about his recent op-ed in The Washington Post calling on the Federal Reserve not to raise interest rates.

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China's Market Turmoil Seeps Into The Auto Industry

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 4:05am

There are some indications of price drops, slowing sales and slowing factory production. The bigger question analysts are asking is about over-capacity. Is China just making too much stuff?

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Dow Loses Nearly 3.6 Of its Value. How Will Markets Fare On Tuesday?

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 4:05am

Stock prices in Asia are battered and prices are down in Europe too. In the U.S., investors wait to see if the turmoil is abating. Stocks began dropping over concerns about China's economic slowdown.

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Keep Calm And Carry The One: Investors Often Miscalculate Amid Volatility

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 3:43am

Selling after a market plunge, we are told, just locks in the loss and prevents investors from participating in the rebound. But human psychology can make that advice excruciating to follow.

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A Nasty Place On Wall Street: What Kind Of A Dive Is This?

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 5:16pm

Stock prices plunged Monday, prompting Wall Street analysts to talk about a "correction" in stock prices. But many savers worry that this might be the start of a long "bear" market.

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Response To Volatile Wall Street Muted In Lower Manhattan

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 4:05pm

It was an erratic day on Wall Street Monday. But outside the New York Stock Exchange in Lower Manhattan, traders and tourists alike were taking the ups and downs in stride.

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Commodities Trader 'Somewhat Confident' We've Seen The Worst Of Market Fall

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 4:05pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Chicago-based commodities trader Jack Scoville about this wild day for the markets. He says he hasn't seen anything quite like it in the near 30 years he's been trading.

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Global Economy Feels Ripples Of Chinese Stock Market Fall

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 4:05pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to three NPR correspondents about the state of the global economy, including Frank Langfitt in Shanghai, Corey Flintoff in Moscow, and Lourdes Garcia-Navarro in Rio de Janeiro.

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What Does The Market Turmoil Mean For Your Retirement Fund?

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 4:05pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with David Kotok, chairman and chief investment officer of Cumberland Advisors, about what the sell-off means for retirement investments.

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Chef Wants Diners To Remember Her Cooking, Not Her Blindness

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:48pm

Laura Martinez defied many skeptics when she opened up her Chicago restaurant, La Diosa, this year. It helps that she used to work for the late Charlie Trotter, one of the city's most acclaimed chefs.

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Economists Divided Over Interest Rate Hike Amid Market Turmoil

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:35pm

With stocks plummeting around the world, the Federal Reserve has a monumental decision to make about interest rates at its September meeting. Some Fed watchers say it won't dare raise rates for fear of adding to jitters about a global slowdown. But others say abandoning plans to raise rates this year would send an even worse signal.

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Don't Panic About Stocks. It's Not 2008 All Over Again, Economist Says

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:35pm

Unlike 2008, the current turmoil didn't originate in the U.S., economist Austan Goolsbee notes. And this time, the economy is growing, banks aren't in danger and there's no credit crunch, he says.

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Global Markets Remain Erratic After China Worries Spark Sell-Off

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:35pm

China's Shanghai Composite Index fell 8.5 percent Monday prompting a global sell-off. When trading opened in the U.S., the Dow and S&P 500 plummeted, then recovered, then fell again.

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Why Phone Fraud Starts With A Silent Call

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:35pm

When you answer your phone and there's no one on the other end, it could in fact be a computer that's gathering information about you and your bank account. Here's how.

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Ashley Madison Update: $500K Reward For Arrest, And Reports Of 2 Suicides

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 2:54pm

Despite the hacking attack that extracted personal information about millions of its users, Ashley Madison seems to have added nearly 2 million more users to its service.

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The Biggest Divide Between Joe Biden And Elizabeth Warren

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 1:15pm

The vice president may be seeking out the progressive hero's support, years after fighting one of her signature causes.

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Led By Big Sell-Off In China, Global Markets Continue Their Slump

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 7:25am

China's benchmark Shanghai composite index closed 8.5 percent lower and in Europe stocks were down 4 percent in the early afternoon.

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After Stocks Plunged More Than 530 Points On Friday, What's Next?

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 4:09am

Investors were surprised by the triple-digit loss in U.S. stocks. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.

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Stocks Fall; Dow Down 10 Percent Since May

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 6:29am

Stock markets around the world plunged this week as investors absorbed more evidence that China's economy is slowing. In the US, the Dow suffered its worst week since 2011.

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