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Planet Money

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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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World Spins Faster, Takes Dow with It

October 10th, 2008

Episode 26 of 911 episodes

Wall Street set a new benchmark today. Oct. 10 marked the first time the Dow Jones Industrial Average has traveled a thousands points in a single day. Meanwhile, the wheels of the great bailout machine rolled forward. A listener asks everyone's mortgage question. And a panhandler finds his niched in the faltering global economy.

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