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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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    • 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 Worst Thing Poor Whites Are Inheriting Could Be a Lack of Hope

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Inequality between the rich and poor in the United States is not just about the dollars and cents in people’s bank accounts. Sometimes, the more powerful factor in people’s futures is not how much money they grew up with, but the expectations they were taught to have.

    "The Worst Thing Poor Whites Are Inheriting Could Be a Lack of Hope" is from the May 15, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • The Real Reason Some People End up with Partners Who Are Way More Attractive

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "The Real Reason Some People End up with Partners Who Are Way More Attractive" is from the May 03, 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
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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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    • Shadowy Forces Are Fighting for Control of Your Local Movie Theater

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    On a sweltering day this summer, a handful of protesters gathered outside an AMC movie theater in Times Square, holding red signs proclaiming “AMC = American Movie Communists.”

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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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