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.

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How To Spend $1.25 Trillion

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What If China Were The World's No. 1 Economy?

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Economists Question Keynes-Inspired Stimulus

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Inside Our Toxic Asset: An 81-Year-Old Man With A Dog Named Muffin

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Medical Billing, A President's Cousin, And The Pain-In-The-Butt Index

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An American Dream: Gifts To Pay The National Debt

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Uncle Sam Needs You To Help Pay Down The Debt

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Planet Money's Toxic Asset Apparently Is Toxic

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For Greece, Breaking The 'Orbital Pull Of Stupid'

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How Do You Rate A Country?

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In Search Of India's Red-Tape Factory

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Bribery In India: A Good Thing?

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