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    • Trump Slaps Steep Tariffs on Foreign Washing Machines and Solar Products

    • By: Ana Swanson and Brad Plumer
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    President Donald Trump slapped steep tariffs on imports of washing machines and solar energy cells and panels Monday, the first major step by the administration to erect the kind of trade barriers Trump has frequently said are necessary to protect manufacturers in the United States.

    "Trump Slaps Steep Tariffs on Foreign Washing Machines and Solar Products" is from the January 22, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and Brad Plumer and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Is Voting a Waste of Time? Not If You Do the Math

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Every Election Day, the incentive to free ride is strong. Despite people as diverse as Taylor Swift and Newt Gingrich encouraging Americans to vote, a lot of people seem to see voting as a waste of time.

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    • IMF Sees Global Risk in Trump Trade Threats

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The global economy is looking stronger than it has in years, but as world leaders gather here this week for the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund, they will be particularly attuned to possible economic disruptions stemming from decisions being made just a few blocks away at the White House.

    "IMF Sees Global Risk in Trump Trade Threats" is from the April 17, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Why Amazing Video Games Could Be Causing a Big Problem for America

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Danny Izquierdo, a 22-year-old who lives with his parents in Silver Spring, Md., has found little satisfaction in a series of part-time, low-wage jobs he’s held since graduating from high school. But the video games he plays, including “FIFA 16” and “Rocket League” on PlayStation and Pokémon Go on his smartphone, are a different story.

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    • How to Never Spill Your Coffee, According to Science

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 2 mins
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    I’m one of those people who is perpetually, somehow, covered in coffee. After about 30 seconds in my cup, my coffee inevitably comes out of it, turning the whole thing into a dripping mess.

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    • Japan and Europe Counter Trump With Colossal Trade Deal

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    On Thursday, Japan took on the mantle of the global rules-based trading system, as it sidestepped a failing trade agreement with the United States to forge a historic new pact with the European Union.

    "Japan and Europe Counter Trump With Colossal Trade Deal" is from the July 06, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Panama Ended up in the Middle of a Financial Scandal

    • By: Joshua Partlow, Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "How Panama Ended up in the Middle of a Financial Scandal" is from the April 09, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joshua Partlow and Ana Swanson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Signals He Wants Separate Trade Deals With Canada and Mexico

    • By: Ana Swanson, Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The Trump administration added another complication to already fractious talks with Canada and Mexico on Tuesday, suggesting that President Donald Trump now wants to negotiate separate bilateral deals with those nations rather than continue three-country discussions to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement.

    "Trump Signals He Wants Separate Trade Deals With Canada and Mexico" is from the June 05, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and Jim Tankersley and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Preliminary NAFTA Deal Reached Between U.S. and Mexico

    • By: Ana Swanson, Katie Rogers
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The United States and Mexico have reached agreement to revise key portions of the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, a crucial step toward revamping a trade pact that has appeared on the brink of collapse during the past year of negotiations.

    "Preliminary NAFTA Deal Reached Between U.S. and Mexico" is from the August 27, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and Katie Rogers and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • White House Delays Tariffs on EU, Canada and Mexico for 30 Days

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The Trump administration said Monday that it would delay a decision to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Canada and Mexico for another 30 days, giving key allies a reprieve as the White House tries to extract concessions from trading partners who have resisted those demands.

    "White House Delays Tariffs on EU, Canada and Mexico for 30 Days" is from the May 01, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Trump Blasts Fed, China and Europe for Putting U.S. Economy at a Disadvantage

    • By: Jim Tankersley, Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 4 mins
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    President Donald Trump accused China and the European Union of manipulating their currencies and continued to criticize the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates, saying those moves are putting the United States at a competitive disadvantage.

    "Trump Blasts Fed, China and Europe for Putting U.S. Economy at a Disadvantage" is from the July 20, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and Jim Tankersley and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Europe and Mexico Update Trade Pact, in Signal to U.S.

    • By: Ana Swanson, Milan Schreuer
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The European Union and Mexico on Saturday announced a major update to their free trade pact signed nearly two decades ago, a development that will allow almost all goods, including agricultural products, to move between Europe and Mexico duty-free.

    "Europe and Mexico Update Trade Pact, in Signal to U.S." is from the April 21, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and Milan Schreuer and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • The Ultimate Symbol of the Pre-Recession Boom Is Back

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    If there’s anything that typifies the boom times before the Great Recession, it is the McMansion. These sprawling houses proliferated around the country in the 2000s, as banks shelled out easy credit to fuel a housing bacchanalia they thought would never die.

    " The Ultimate Symbol of the Pre-Recession Boom Is Back" is from the June 26, 2017 Wonkblog section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Deal Will Increase U.S. Exports to China

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    China will increase its purchase of U.S. goods and services in order to reduce the multibillion-dollar trade imbalance with the United States, the two countries said in a joint statement Saturday.

    "Deal Will Increase U.S. Exports to China" is from the May 19, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • The World Today Looks Ominously Like It Did Before World War I

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    To some, it looks ominously like another moment in history — the period leading up to World War I, which marked the end of a multi-decade expansion in global ties that many call the first era of globalization.

    "The World Today Looks Ominously Like It Did Before World War I " is from the December 29, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • White House Defends Trade Policies as Trump Aims New Threat at China

    • By: Ana Swanson, Eileen Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    President Donald Trump defended his pugnacious approach to trade policy Friday, just hours after he doubled down on a White House plan to punish China by threatening to levy tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese imports.

    "White House Defends Trade Policies as Trump Aims New Threat at China" is from the April 06, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and Eileen Sullivan and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • How to Tell If Other People Think You're Hot, According to Science

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "How to Tell If Other People Think You're Hot, According to Science" is from the April 02, 2016 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The United States is Starting a Trade War with China. Now What?

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The Trump administration is on the cusp of a trade war with China, one that threatens broad swaths of the U.S. economy, from soybean farmers to pork producers to automobile and drugmakers.

    "The United States is Starting a Trade War with China. Now What?" is from the April 04, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Why Bitcoin Just Had an Amazing Year

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Last year held plenty such surprises for investors, and they collectively helped make bitcoin the best-performing currency of 2016, analysts say. The currency’s value more than doubled in 2016 to reach $1,029 on Tuesday, a three-year high, as data from CoinDesk, a bitcoin-tracking website, shows.

    "Why Bitcoin Just Had an Amazing Year" is from the January 03, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • It’s Not the White Working Class That Is Hurting the Most

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    The focus makes sense: President-elect Donald Trump was lifted into office by white adults over 25 without a four-year degree, who favored him by a margin of 39 percentage points. Their economic frustration and suffering are real, and white working-class America is a large group – 42 percent of the country.

    "It’s Not the White Working Class That Is Hurting the Most" is from the January 12, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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