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    • The Scientific Case for Bribing Your Kids

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    "The Scientific Case for Bribing Your Kids" is from the July 15, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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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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    • What Happens to the Working Class When Millionaires and Billionaires Are in Charge

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    President-elect Donald Trump was propelled into office largely due to a campaign message that promised to lift up working-class people and restore America to its former greatness. Yet, since the election, he has begun assembling the wealthiest Cabinet in modern American history, featuring corporate chief executives, millionaires and billionaires, and heirs and heiresses.

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    • Trump Is Already Claiming Credit for a Strong Economy. But for His Supporters, Almost Nothing Has Changed

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Wages continue to inch up, job growth remains on a steady upward track and those driven out of the work force during the Great Recession continue to slowly rejoin the ranks of the employed. And the people who Trump described as being left behind by the economy two months ago – that disconnected cohort of the white working class who buoyed the president into office – are still largely in the same position.

    "Trump Is Already Claiming Credit for a Strong Economy. But for His Supporters, Almost Nothing Has Changed" is from the March 10, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • As U.S. Trumpets ‘America First,’ Rest of the World Is Moving On

    • By: Ana Swanson and Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
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    President Donald Trump is arriving at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to explain his “America First” approach at a moment when the world is moving ahead with a trade agenda that no longer revolves around the United States.

    "As U.S. Trumpets ‘America First,’ Rest of the World Is Moving On" is from the January 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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    • Trump to Announce Jerome Powell as New Fed Chairman

    • By: Binyamin Appelbaum, Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    President Donald Trump will nominate Jerome H. Powell as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve on Thursday, according to White House officials, bypassing Janet L. Yellen for a second term but turning to a replacement who is expected to largely stay the course on monetary policy.

    "Trump to Announce Jerome Powell as New Fed Chairman" is from the November 02, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Binyamin Appelbaum and Ana Swanson and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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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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    • U.S. to Start Korean Trade Talks Amid Rising Tensions

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
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    The Trump administration and South Korean officials will meet Friday to begin formally renegotiating a free-trade pact that has served as a source of conflict between the two allies. The meeting comes at a moment of heightened tension in the Korean Peninsula and unease in the broader region.

    "U.S. to Start Korean Trade Talks Amid Rising Tensions" is from the January 05, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Trump Tells Lawmakers He’s Mulling Limits on Imported Steel

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that the United States was likely to impose restrictions on imported metals, reviving the prospects for a continuing investigation whose future has been called into question amid months of pushback and delays.

    "Trump Tells Lawmakers He’s Mulling Limits on Imported Steel" is from the February 13, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Fed Chair Powell Indicates He’ll Keep Bolstering Growth in Public Debut

    • By: Ana Swanson, Binyamin Appelbaum
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
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    Jerome Powell, the new chairman of the Federal Reserve, painted an optimistic picture of the U.S. economy Tuesday and signaled that he will continue to bolster strong growth during testimony before Congress in his public debut as head of the central bank.

    "Fed Chair Powell Indicates He’ll Keep Bolstering Growth in Public Debut" is from the February 27, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson, Binyamin Appelbaum and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Trump Initiates Trade Inquiry That Could Lead to Tariffs on Foreign Cars

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    President Donald Trump has initiated a sweeping trade investigation into whether autos imported into the United States pose a threat to national security, a move that could ultimately result in tariffs on foreign-made cars and further strain relations with global allies.

    "Trump Initiates Trade Inquiry That Could Lead to Tariffs on Foreign Cars" is from the May 23, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Trump Backs Softer Restrictions on Chinese Investment

    • By: Jim Tankersley, Alan Rappeport, Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
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    President Donald Trump said his administration will take a more moderate approach to limit Chinese investment in the United States, rejecting more aggressive restrictions that would have imposed new curbs on Beijing and further inflamed a trade dispute between the two countries.

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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
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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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    • On Trump’s Car Tariffs, Companies Are United in Dissent

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Richard Smallwood describes himself as a “pretty far right-wing conservative” who has long been a supporter of President Donald Trump. But like many in the auto industry, Smallwood, the president of tire company Sumitomo Rubber North America, has been puzzled and dismayed by the president’s proposal to slap tariffs on foreign automobiles and their parts.

    "On Trump’s Car Tariffs, Companies Are United in Dissent" is from the July 19, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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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’s Tough Talk on NAFTA Suggests Pact’s Demise Is Imminent

    • By: Ana Swanson
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 mins
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    The North American Free Trade Agreement, long disparaged by President Donald Trump as bad for the United States, was edging closer toward collapse as negotiators gathered for a fourth round of contentious talks here this week.

    "Trump’s Tough Talk on NAFTA Suggests Pact’s Demise Is Imminent" is from the October 11, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Cohn’s Departure Widens Policy Rift Between Party and President

    • By: Ana Swanson, Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Gary D. Cohn was an avatar for big business in the White House. His departure will leave a market-oriented void in President Donald Trump’s inner circle at what could be a pivotal moment for the U.S. economy.

    "Cohn’s Departure Widens Policy Rift Between Party and President" is from the March 07, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson, Jim Tankersley and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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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 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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    • 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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