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He Won't Tell You His Name, But He'll Help You Hide Your Money

A trip into the world of "asset protection" — a fancy way to say "hiding money."

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Planet Money

China's Giant Pool Of Dollars

China's foreign-exchange reserves are worth over $3 trillion. That's a problem for China, and for the U.S.

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