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    • After Attacking Trump, JPMorgan Chief Now Says the President Has Done ‘Pretty Good’ with Economy

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    JPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon backed away Sunday from the sharp criticism he leveled at President Trump earlier in the week and said he was not planning to run for president himself.

    "After Attacking Trump, JPMorgan Chief Now Says the President Has Done ‘Pretty Good’ with Economy" is from the September 16, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Federal Budget 2018: Massive Cuts to the Arts, Science and the Poor

    • By: Damian Paletta, Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Trump’s first budget proposal, which he named “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” would increase defense spending by $54 billion and then offset that by stripping money from more than 18 other agencies.

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    • Obama and Netanyahu Stress .shared Interests. at White House Meeting

    • By: Ruth Eglash, Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Obama and Netanyahu Stress .shared Interests. at White House Meeting" is from the November 10, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ruth Eglash, Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Paris Summit Is Already a Win for Obama, but Planet Remains in Danger

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "Paris Summit Is Already a Win for Obama, but Planet Remains in Danger" is from the Around the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Paris Accord Is a Big Win for Obama, Even as Climate Dangers Still Loom

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Paris Accord Is a Big Win for Obama, Even as Climate Dangers Still Loom" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged, Lowers Economic Forecasts

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged, Lowers Economic Forecasts" is from March 16, 2016, National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Fed Held Its Fire over Concern about Weak Jobs Report and Brexit Vote

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Fed Held Its Fire over Concern about Weak Jobs Report and Brexit Vote" is from the July 06, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Biggest Beneficiaries of Trump Plan to Erase 'Death Taxes' May Be Families Like His

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Donald J. Trump is trying to breathe life into the issue Republicans call “death taxes” and which most people simply call estate taxes.The GOP presidential candidate said in a speech Thursday that he would “end the death tax,” which a fact sheet he released said “falls especially hard on small businesses and farmers.”"

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    • A Dakota Pipeline’s Last Stand

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    "In the Dakota language, the word “oahe” signifies “a place to stand on.”

    And that’s what the Standing Rock Sioux and its allies in the environmental and activist movements say they are doing: using Lake Oahe in North Dakota as a place to take a stand by setting up camps and blocking roads in order to block the controversial $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline."

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    • Thousands of Emails Detail EPA Head’s Close Ties to Fossil Fuel Industry

    • By: Brady Dennis, Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    In his previous role as Oklahoma’s attorney general, the Environmental Protection Agency’s new administrator regularly huddled with fossil fuel firms and electric utilities about how to combat federal environmental regulations and spoke to conservative political groups about what they call government "overreach,” according to thousands of pages of emails released Wednesday.

    "Thousands of Emails Detail EPA Head’s Close Ties to Fossil Fuel Industry " is from the February 22, 2017 Energy and Environment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brady Dennis and Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • EPA Chief Pruitt Met With Many Corporate Execs. Then He Made Decisions in Their Favor.

    • By: Steven Mufson, Juliet Eilperin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has met regularly with corporate executives from the automobile, mining and fossil fuel industries — in several instances shortly before making decisions favorable to those interest groups, according to a copy of his schedule obtained by The Washington Post.

    "EPA Chief Pruitt Met With Many Corporate Execs. Then He Made Decisions in Their Favor." is from the September 23, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Keystone Pipeline Spills 210,000 Gallons of Oil on Eve of Permitting Decision for Transcanada

    • By: Steven Mufson, Chris Mooney
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The Keystone pipeline running from Canada across the Great Plains leaked Thursday morning, spilling about 5,000 barrels of oil — or 210,000 gallons — southeast of the small town of Amherst in northeast South Dakota.

    "Keystone Pipeline Spills 210,000 Gallons of Oil on Eve of Permitting Decision for Transcanada" is from the November 16, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and Chris Mooney and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Keystone Xl Pipeline Gets Nebraska’s Approval, Clearing a Key Hurdle in 9-Year Effort and Allowing Trump to Claim a Win

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    TransCanada’s $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline got the go-ahead from the Nebraska Public Service Commission on Monday, clearing the last regulatory hurdle in a nine-year effort to build a line needed the carry thick crude oil from Alberta’s tar sands region to refineries on the Texas gulf coast.

    "Keystone Xl Pipeline Gets Nebraska’s Approval, Clearing a Key Hurdle in 9-Year Effort and Allowing Trump to Claim a Win" is from the November 20, 2017 Energy & Environment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Coal Executive Blasts Federal Energy Regulators for ‘Bureaucratic Cop-Out’ on Trump Administration Power Plan

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Murray Energy chief executive Robert E. Murray, who had urged the Trump administration to prop up coal-fired power plants in electricity markets, blasted federal regulators Tuesday who rejected the administration’s plan.

    "Coal Executive Blasts Federal Energy Regulators for ‘Bureaucratic Cop-Out’ on Trump Administration Power Plan" is from the January 09, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Penalties Against China Telecom Giant ZTE Become a Bargaining Chip as White House, Chinese Officials Discuss Potential Trade Deal

    • By: Damian Paletta, Ellen Nakashima, Steven Mufson, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The White House and senior Chinese officials are discussing a targeted economic deal that would relax severe penalties on ZTE, a major Chinese telecom company, in exchange for unspecified demands from President Trump, two people briefed on the discussions said Sunday.

    "Penalties Against China Telecom Giant ZTE Become a Bargaining Chip as White House, Chinese Officials Discuss Potential Trade Deal" is from the May 13, 2018 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Damian Paletta, Ellen Nakashima, Steven Mufson, Tony Romm and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Oil and Gas Industry Is Quickly Amassing Power in Trump's Washington

    • By: Juliet Eilperin, Steven Mufson, Philip Rucker
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 12 mins
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    After eight years of being banished and sometimes vilified by the Obama administration, the fossil fuel industry is enjoying a remarkable resurgence as its executives and lobbyists shape President-elect Donald Trump’s policy agenda and staff his administration.

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    • With Pump Prices Above Three-Year Highs, OPEC and Russia Look to Boost Oil Production

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia will pivot this week and boost output enough to stabilize prices while increasing their own revenues.

    "With Pump Prices Above Three-Year Highs, OPEC and Russia Look to Boost Oil Production" is from the June 19, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Puerto Rico’s Bankrupt Utility Agreed to Pay Whitefish Energy Double What Linemen Make, Documents Show

    • By: Aaron C. Davis, Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    After Hurricane Maria knocked out electricity to millions of residents of Puerto Rico in September, the head of a small electric transmission company from Montana boasted that his firm could best manage the logistics of getting needed repairmen to the island. But within days of the utility approving a first payment of millions of dollars to Whitefish, Techmanski wrote of “problems with logistics.” He repeatedly pleaded for approval of costly airlifts of trucks that he said were stuck at ports in Florida.

    "Puerto Rico’s Bankrupt Utility Agreed to Pay Whitefish Energy Double What Linemen Make, Documents Show" is from the November 13, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron C. Davis and Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • BP's Big Bill for the World's Largest Oil Spill Reaches $61.6 Billion

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "BP's Big Bill for the World's Largest Oil Spill Reaches $61.6 Billion" is from the July 14, 2016, Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Is the Oil World Big Enough for Two Swing Producers?

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    This is what the oil market looks like in 2016: Traders and investors this week had one eye on Algiers, where the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on Wednesday vowed to cut production for the first time in eight years.

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