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Anton Kharytonov runs a chain of restaurants in Ukraine called "The Loft." He is looking for Western investment to expand his business. Andy Ignatov/Andy Ignatov for NPR hide caption

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Shirod Ince stood in line for more than two days to buy the Lebron 11 "What The LeBron." He bought the sneakers for $250 and instantly sold them for $500. Rebecca Greenfield/http://www.rebeccagreenfield.com/ hide caption

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Chief Agent Jerry Flowers looks over cattle at OKC West Livestock Market in El Reno, Oklahoma on Nov. 12, 2014. Cattle rustlers will often try to sell off their stolen cows at livestock markets to make a quick profit. Nick Oxford for NPR hide caption

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Bob Peterson claims to have found the thing people have sought for thousands of years — an investment guaranteed to double in value. He keeps it in this storage locker. Bob Peterson/Bob Peterson hide caption

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