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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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    • MoneyGram and Ant Financial Call Off Merger, Citing Regulatory Concerns

    • By: Ana Swanson, Paul Mozur
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    After failing to get regulatory approval in the United States, MoneyGram and Ant Financial of China called off their planned merger on Tuesday, the latest deal to fall apart over concerns about Chinese purchases of U.S. businesses.

    "MoneyGram and Ant Financial Call Off Merger, Citing Regulatory Concerns" is from the January 02, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and Paul Mozur and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • A NAFTA Battleground on the Shores of Canada

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 mins
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    This far-flung peninsula in the North Atlantic seems an unlikely place for an international trade dispute. But a U.S. company’s scuttled plans to build a quarry here have turned these quiet fishing grounds into a case study of the kind of thorny disputes that threaten to derail the North American Free Trade Agreement.

    "A NAFTA Battleground on the Shores of Canada" is from the October 16, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Trump Administration Recommends Stiff Penalties on Steel and Aluminum Imports

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The Trump administration on Friday recommended an array of stiff tariffs and other tough trade actions on imports of steel and aluminum from China and other nations, saying the influx of foreign metals has compromised national security.

    "Trump Administration Recommends Stiff Penalties on Steel and Aluminum Imports" is from the February 16, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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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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    • Harriet Tubman to Appear on $20 Bill, While Alexander Hamilton Remains on $10 Bill

    • By: Ana Swanson, Abby Ohlheiser
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Harriet Tubman to Appear on $20 Bill, While Alexander Hamilton Remains on $10 Bill" is from the April 20, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ana Swanson and Abby Ohlheiser and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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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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    • Potential Auto Tariffs Prompt Warnings From Industry and Allies

    • By: Ana Swanson, Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    President Donald Trump likes to keep allies and adversaries guessing, but his decision to begin a trade investigation that could trigger auto tariffs was met by surprise at home and abroad, and prompted warnings that it could destabilize global supply chains.

    "Potential Auto Tariffs Prompt Warnings From Industry and Allies" is from the May 24, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and Jim Tankersley and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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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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    • Trump Calls Trade Wars ‘Good’ and ‘Easy to Win’

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 2 mins
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    A day after stunning markets, Republican lawmakers and even his own advisers by announcing stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, President Donald Trump doubled down on his approach Friday, saying in an early morning tweet that “Trade wars are good, and easy to win.”

    "Trump Calls Trade Wars ‘Good’ and ‘Easy to Win’" is from the March 02, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • What High Heels Say about the Massive Gap between the Rich and the Poor

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "What High Heels Say about the Massive Gap between the Rich and the Poor" is from the July 26, 2016, Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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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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    • From Fish to Handbags: U.S. Threatens Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Goods

    • By: Ana Swanson, Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The Trump administration escalated its trade dispute with China on Tuesday, saying it would impose tariffs on roughly $200 billion worth of Chinese fish, petroleum, chemicals, handbags, textiles and other products if Beijing does not change its trade practices.

    "From Fish to Handbags: U.S. Threatens Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Goods" is from the July 11, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and Jim Tankersley and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Farmers Tense and Republicans Torn Over Trade War

    • By: Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 10 mins
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    As President Donald Trump moves to fulfill one of the central promises of his campaign — to get tough on an ascendant China — he faces a potential rebellion from a core constituency: farmers and other agricultural producers who could suffer devastating losses in a trade war.

    "Farmers Tense and Republicans Torn Over Trade War" is from the April 07, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Ana Swanson and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Trump’s Trade War Against China Is Officially Underway

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 9 mins
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    A trade war between the world’s two largest economies officially began Friday morning as the Trump administration followed through with its threat to impose tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese products, a significant escalation of a fight that could hurt companies and consumers in both the United States and China.

    "Trump’s Trade War Against China Is Officially Underway" is from the July 06, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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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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    • In Canadian Lumber Town, Real Fears Over a Trade War With Trump

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Brett Gosselin, a lumberjack like his father before him, lives his life in solitary 12-hour shifts in the vast pine forests that stretch across the Canadian north, master of a gigantic whirling buzz saw that can fell several 100-foot trees in a single crashing roar.

    "In Canadian Lumber Town, Real Fears Over a Trade War With Trump" is from the April 27, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Trump Team Readies for NAFTA Fight Over Making Goods in America

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 5 mins
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    As negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States head to Ottawa, Ontario, this weekend for a third round of North American Free Trade Agreement talks, the Trump administration is releasing data it says proves the playing field is tilted against U.S. manufacturers.

    "Trump Team Readies for NAFTA Fight Over Making Goods in America" is from the September 22, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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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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    • Why Gut Feelings May Really Help You Make Risky Decisions

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    “Gut reactions” — subtle bodily sensations that result from risky behavior — have long been the stuff of financial market lore. Some successful stock market traders, billionaire George Soros included, have claimed they pay attention to bodily pains and other sensations to gain valuable insight into how they should trade on the markets.

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