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Episode 514: How Bernanke Set Off Tomato Protests In Brazil

A woman sells vegetables outside the Adolpho Lisboa market in Manaus, Brazil, on November 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images) i i
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A woman sells vegetables outside the Adolpho Lisboa market in Manaus, Brazil, on November 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Tomato inflation in South America. Coal start-ups in Indonesia. Fat Cats on Wall Street. What do they all have to do with each other?

Their fates all rest on the words out of one man: Ben Bernanke.

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