Jim Zarroli Jim Zarroli is a business reporter for NPR News, based at NPR's New York bureau.

President Vladimir Putin speaks in Moscow on Dec. 23. Russia's current economic crisis stems from Western sanctions and diving oil prices. Maxim Shipenkov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sanctions Intensify Russia's Free Fall Into Economic Crisis

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President Obama announces changes to U.S. policy on Cuba, including relaxing restrictions on U.S. banking in the country, in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Doug Mills / Pool/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Opportunity, Caution Seen For U.S. Banks As Cuba Rules Ease

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An "Assembled in the USA" stamp is seen at the side of a box containing a 32-inch television set May 29 in the warehouse of Element Electronics, in Winnsboro, S.C. For the phenomenon of "reshoring," or bringing overseas jobs back to the United States, the electronics sector has been a leader. Chris Keane/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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'Reshoring' Trend Has Little Impact On U.S. Economy, Study Finds

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Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is being sued for choosing retirement funds that shortchanged its employees and charged high fees. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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Lockheed Martin Case Puts 401(k) Plans On Trial

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Pension Deal In Spending Bill Will Cut Benefits Before Safety Net Fails

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Drop In Oil Prices Is Being Felt By U.S. Drillers, Oil Field Firms

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Immigration Policy May Mean Better Jobs, But Impact On Labor Unclear

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Senate Panel Probes Fed's Oversight Of Commodity Trading

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1 Million American Pension Plans Could Be Insolvent In 10 Years

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Justice Department Charges Georgia Debt Collector With Fraud

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Business Leaders Hope Shifts In Congress Will Bring Tax Reform

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A farmer protesting falling prices dumps cauliflower in front of the prefecture building of Saint-Brieuc in northwestern France as police look on Sept. 24. Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe

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A notice in a store window in New York City announces a retail job opening. Now that unemployment has slipped below 6 percent, there's renewed interest in what the Federal Reserve's target for joblessness should be. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Drop In Unemployment Raises Debate On Optimal Rate

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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Stocks took a beating, with key indexes falling more than 2 percent before bouncing back slightly. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Turmoil Continues In Financial Markets As Dow Plunges

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Economics Nobel Awarded For Work On Regulating Big Businesses

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