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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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    • Canada Attacks U.S. Tariffs by Taking Case to World Trade Organization

    • By: Ana Swanson, Ian Austen
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Canada has filed a sweeping trade case against the United States at the World Trade Organization, lobbing a diplomatic grenade at the Trump administration’s “America First” approach amid an increasingly embattled trade relationship between the long-standing North American allies.

    "Canada Attacks U.S. Tariffs by Taking Case to World Trade Organization" is from the January 10, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and Ian Austen and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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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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    • Not Close to Deal on NAFTA, but Not in a Stalemate, Either

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Discussions to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement moved from stalemate to actual negotiation during the sixth round of talks that concluded Monday, but a deal was still far from guaranteed as Mexico, Canada and the United States continue to squabble over how to reshape the 24-year-old pact.

    "Not Close to Deal on NAFTA, but Not in a Stalemate, Either" is from the January 29, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by 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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    • 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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    • 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 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Harriet Tubman to Appear on $20 Bill, While Alexander Hamilton Remains on $10 Bill

    • By: Ana Swanson, Abby Ohlheiser
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Trump Wants to Kill an Agency That Is Accomplishing One of His Biggest Goals

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Candidate Trump promised to boost American exports. But President Trump's budget proposes to eliminate a small agency that does just that.

    The U.S. Trade and Development Agency, which links U.S. exporters with development projects in emerging economies, was one of 19 agencies that the White House proposed eliminating entirely in the budget it released last week.

    "Trump Wants to Kill an Agency That Is Accomplishing One of His Biggest Goals" is from the March 23, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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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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