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She's With the Government -- and Here to Help

Elizabeth Warren has infuriated bankers and alienated half of Washington, all in the name of a...

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#421: The Birth Of The Dollar Bill

Before the Civil War, there were 8,000 different kinds of money in the United States.Banks...

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#384: The Little Lie That Rocked The Banks

There's a certain amount of trust underpinning the financial markets. But recent news out of the...

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#346: Is China's Economy Genius, Or Bound For Disaster?

When you walk around a big city in China, it feels like an entrepreneurial free-for-all —...

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#344: Can We Create Banks We Love?

Can we have a banking system that provides good services to people at reasonable rates? A banking...

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#233: To Solve Debt Problem, Europe Borrows More Money

Europe is borrowing money to bail out countries that got in trouble by borrowing too much...

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#273: When The U.S. Paid Off The Entire National Debt

On today's Planet Money: The legend of the national debt. Where the debt came from, what happened...

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#268: The Island That Ran Out Of Money

Iceland — the whole country — has about as many people as Lexington, Kentucky. It also has its...

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#254: Inside The Great Depression

On today's Planet Money, we hear the words of ordinary man — Benjamin Roth, a lawyer in...

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Savings rates, China vs India, and buy-to-let

Jonathan Eley and guests discuss the state of the UK savings market, whether retail investors...

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#240 Planet Money: Marrying Off Spain's Troubled Banks

Spain's financial system is in trouble. Too many banks made too many bad loans. Part of the...

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#239 Planet Money: Tiny Banks, Big Problems

The fate of Spain's economy may lie in a couple dozen savings banks called cajas de ahorros....

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#231 Planet Money: Too Big To Save

In the teeth of the financial crisis, the government of Ireland decided to issue a blanket...

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#214 Planet Money: Toxie, R.I.P.

We are gathered here to day to commemorate the passing of Toxie, Planet Money's toxic asset. The...

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#163 Planet Money: After The Flood

The FDIC swoops in and closes a failing bank. Then what? Last year, Chana Joffe-Walt told the...

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Uncle Sam Plays 'God'

U.S. officials are now deciding which banks should get a potentially life-saving injection of...

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PMI To The Rescue?

Listeners wrote to ask us what happened to all the private mortgage premiums that were paid to...

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Banks of America

Federal officials today announced they were using the $700 billion bailout to buy shares in...

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You're Buying Banks

Thanks to a little-noticed provision that's sort of in the $700 billion bailout, the U.S....

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Monetary policy, challenger banks and active funds

Jonathan Eley and guests discuss the Bank of England's latest comments on house prices and wages,...

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