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One Key Thing No One Knows About Obamacare

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Episode 488: The Secret History Of Your Cable Bill

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Episode 371: Where Dollar Bills Come From

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What Happens When Stores Let Customers Return Whatever They Want?

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Marion Matthew supports herself and her son in New York City on $23,000 a year. According to the government, she does not live in poverty. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Episode 487: The Trouble With The Poverty Line

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Lots of fantasy managers are taking out insurance on Adrian Peterson this year. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Cashing In On The Fantasy-Sports Economy

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Episode 369: If Teens Ran The Fed

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The Poverty Rate Ignores Programs That Fight Poverty

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