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Episode 698: The Long Way Home

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Lance Armstrong reacts as he crosses the finish line to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France in 2004. Laurent Rebours/AP hide caption

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Episode 417: Lance Armstrong and The Business of Doping

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Episode 697: Help Wanted

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Episode 468: Kid Rock Vs. The Scalpers

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Episode 696: Class Action

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Episode 695: Put A Chip On It

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Episode 694: The Gun That Wouldn't Shoot

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A man in a local bar watches Puerto Rico's governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla on television delivering an address on the state of the island's finances, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, June 29, 2015. The governor said the island couldn't repay its $72 billion in public debt. Ricardo Arduengo/AP hide caption

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Episode 693: Unpayable

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Episode 692: The Secret Life Of Line 24

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Episode 691: The Great Unbundling

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Episode 390: We Set Up An Offshore Company In A Tax Haven

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Episode 689: A Hedge Fund, A Country, And A Big Sailboat

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