Robert Smith Robert Smith is a correspondent for NPR's Planet Money where he reports on how the global economy is affecting our lives.

Kraft Foods has reinvented the Oreo for Chinese consumers. Its latest offering in China: straw-shaped wafers with vanilla-flavored cream filling. Kraft Foods hide caption

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Rethinking The Oreo For Chinese Consumers

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Ron Paul Captures 2nd Place In N.H. Primary

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Five Ways Candidates Can Use Their Kids To Get Votes

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How Do GOP Candidates Plan To Fix The Economy?

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Coconut Water Companies Sell Image, Not Taste

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Boom Town, U.S.A.

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When Governments Pay People To Have Babies

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U.S. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) speaks as Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) listen during a hearing before the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee, also known as the supercommittee.

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Playing Chicken To Cut The Deficit

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Robert Smith talks to NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

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A closer look and you'll be dinner.

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It's A Bloody Business, Being A Demon

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