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

The Art Of The Pitch: Vendors Hawk Items At The Ohio State Fair

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Is It Realistic? Trump Budget Relies On 3 Percent Economic Growth

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President Trump attends the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, poses with the Saudi and Egyptian leaders, and touches a glowing orb during his May 2017 visit to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Press Agency/AP hide caption

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Economists Take Cues From Speed Dating With Job Search System

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Economists have a yearly job market that works a little bit like speed dating. Gary Waters/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Episode 769: Speed Dating For Economists

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English economist John Maynard Keynes attends the United Nations International Monetary and Financial Conference at the Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Episode 764: Pub In A Box

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