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

A couple enjoys the view of Singapore's financial center. Conservatives saw Singapore as a free-market success story, but Lee Kuan Yew's government played a big role in the economy. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth

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Kraft, Heinz Merger Brings Together Famous Food Brands

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The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen at the company's headquarters in Zurich. U.S. officials are investigating whether UBS and Barclays manipulated currency rates at a time when they were already operating under a deferred prosecution agreement for manipulating interest rates. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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For Banks 'Too Big To Jail,' Prosecutors Count On A Promise To Behave

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A man walks past a Lumber Liquidators store in Philadelphia. The retailer says it stands by its products and will pay for the safety testing of laminate floors. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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Lumber Liquidators Defends Its Products After '60 Minutes' Report

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker became a Republican political star by taking on his state's public employee unions. This week he signed a bill that would weaken private-sector unions. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Targeting Unions: Right-To-Work Movement Bolstered By Wisconsin

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Maggie Barcellano prepares dinner in January 2014 at her father's house in Austin, Texas. Barcellano, who lives with her father, enrolled in the food stamps program while she works as a home health aide and raises her 3-year-old daughter. A study suggests that social safety nets, including food stamps, helped cushion income losses for middle- and working-class Americans during the recession. Tamir Kalifa/AP hide caption

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Study Suggests Recession, Recovery Have Not Left The Rich Richer

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A an employee works at Amazon's fulfillment center in Rugeley, central England, in 2012. President Obama wants Amazon and other U.S. companies to bring more of their overseas earnings home. Phil Noble/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Obama's Plan To Tax Overseas Earnings Draws Scrutiny

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Document Leak Reveals Secret Swiss Bank Accounts

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Leaked HSBC Documents Shed Light On Swiss Banking Industry

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Standard & Poor's To Pay Over $1 Billion In Legal Settlement

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Fieldale Farms in Gainesville, Ga., says it can't keep enough workers to meet demand for its poultry products, despite paying $16 per hour plus benefits. Jim Zarroli/NPR hide caption

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Some Businesses Say Immigrant Workers Are Harder To Find

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Auto dealers are extending loans to a growing number of people with weak credit. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Auto Loan Surge Fuels Fears Of Another Subprime Crisis

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Standard & Poor's Settles In SEC Ratings Fraud Case

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Euro Falls To 9-Year Low Against U.S. Dollar

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