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Planet Money

Boom Town, U.S.A.

Rising gold prices mean Elko, Nev., is doing great. But people there know the good times won't last forever.

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When Governments Pay People To Have Babies

It's a strategy some countries have adopted to boost falling fertility rates. Here's why it often fails.

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A closer look and you'll be dinner.

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It's A Bloody Business, Being A Demon

It's haunted house season. Just who are these people who are willing to spend a whole month covered in fake blood, chasing kids in the dark?

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