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The cost of a dollar in Ukraine

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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) A medical staff member Stephanie takes a short nap in nursing station in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center on December 14, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Go Nakamura/Getty Images) Go Nakamura/Getty Images hide caption

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What's the cure for America's doctor shortage?

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Why tech bros are trying to give away all their money (kind of)

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Too many subscriptions, not enough organs

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The wide open possibility of the high seas

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 07: Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking Committee March 7, 2023 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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We grade Fed Chair Jerome Powell

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The demise of Credit Suisse

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Planet Money Records Vol. 3: Making a hit

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Activists hit a piñata carrying empty pill bottles during a protest against the price of prescription drug costs in front of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) building on October 06, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 07: Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking Committee March 7, 2023 in Washington, DC. Powell spoke on the state of the U.S. economy and suggested that interest rates will need to stay higher for longer than expected in order to curb inflation. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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The Fed's new dilemma: Protect banks or fight inflation?

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SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: A worker (C) tells people that the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) headquarters is closed on March 10, 2023 in Santa Clara, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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