Robert Smith Robert Smith is a correspondent for NPR's Planet Money where he reports on how the global economy is affecting our lives.
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Housing Starts Have Been Singing The Blues

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Who Killed Lard?

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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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Brandi and Kaylee plan to open a truck repair shop when they graduate from high school. Robert Smith/NPR hide caption

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Boom Town, U.S.A.

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When Governments Pay People To Have Babies

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