David Kestenbaum David Kestenbaum is a science correspondent for NPR. His job allows him to combine his extensive background in physics with his love of broadcast journalism.

"I'm 101 at the moment," Ronald Coase said. University of Chicago hide caption

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Nobel Laureate: 'I've Been Wrong So Often, I Don't Find It Extraordinary At All'

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When Should A Country Abandon Its Own Money?

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Should We Kill The Dollar Bill?

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Wis. School Districts Saved After Bad Investment

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From Abe Lincoln To Donald Duck: History Of The Income Tax

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There is an advantage to strengthening the currency for people in China: It makes their imports cheaper. A clerk counts bank notes in a bank in Nantong, east China's Jiangsu Province. Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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China's Giant Pool Of Dollars

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From Cellphones To Cigarettes: The Long Arm Of The Chinese Government

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Is China An Economic Miracle, Or A Bubble Waiting To Pop?

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The Secret Document That Transformed China

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Demand for quarter, dimes, nickels, and pennies was up this year. AP hide caption

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People Want More Coins, That's A Good Sign For The Economy

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White House Kills Dollar Coin Program

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Why A New York Cheese Buyer Hangs On The Euro's Fate

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What If We Paid Off The Debt? The Secret Government Report

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