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One stop on our tour of Detroit's economic dreams — the Renaissance Center. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Episode 475: What Happened To Detroit's Big Plans?

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Can I buy a pair of jeans made in North Korea? Office of Foreign Assets Control hide caption

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Stamps, Jeans, Beer: What Americans Want From North Korea

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What A Falling Gold Price Means For Pawn Shops

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Episode 474: The North Korea Files

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The key to Japan's economy? Courtesy of Cartoon Network hide caption

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Will Robot Nannies Save Japan's Economy?

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The Federal Reserve, home of the Beige Book. Karen Bleier /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The 'Ask Your Uncle' Approach To Economics

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