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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.

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#445: Cyprus Takes Away The Security Blanket

March 20th, 2013

Episode 573 of 911 episodes

We'll be honest: We thought we were through with the crisis in Europe, at least for a while. The continent seemed to be muddling though just fine. So we shut down our hotline to the European Central Bank and boxed up our copies of the Masstrict treaty. But this weekend, we woke up to find we were wrong. Late night foreign minister meetings, lines at the ATMs, protests in the street — it's all back. The crisis has emerged again in an unlikely place. On today's show: Why did the world freak out over the Cyprus bailout? For more about this episode, visit the Planet Money blog.

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