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We Bought Gold!
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The last bubble: A neighborhood laid out in in the 1970s in Charlotte County, Florida, for a subdivision that never got built. DigitalGlobe hide caption

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Before Toxie Was Toxic
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Caged prisoners below deck on a transport ship bound for Australia. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Pop Quiz: How Do You Stop Sea Captains From Killing Their Passengers?
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Julie Remache and Nathaniel Wuerffel, in front of the trading room. That's the table-tennis trophy in the background. David Kestenbaum/NPR hide caption

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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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Richard Koenig, 81, defaulted on a $300,000 loan. "I don't have horns," he said. Chana Joffe-Walt/NPR hide caption

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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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Uncle Sam Needs You To Help Pay Down The Debt
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