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6:40 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Boston's Back Bay Slowly Recovering After Smoky Fire Causes Chaos

The smoke over Boston from Tuesday's electrical fire.
Bianca Vazquez Toness WBUR
  • WBUR's Bianca Vazquez Toness
  • NPR's Tovia Smith

Repair crews are working this morning to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses in Boston's Back Bay district, "after two transformers caught fire Tuesday night, knocking out power" and sending think black smoke billowing over the area, our colleagues at WBUR report.

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6:32 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Sauteed Shrimp, Potato And Escarole Salad

T. Susan Chang for NPR

Originally published on Tue March 13, 2012 9:26 pm

I found this delicious and astonishingly simple salad in The Essential Jacques Pepin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011). The dressing on the potatoes and the butter from the shrimp rub shoulders with the escarole, which gets along with both, then the tarragon makes the whole thing sing. I've increased the potatoes a bit, as they're so good. It is meant to be a room-temperature salad, but it's good warm, too.

Makes 4 first-course servings

16 ounces small Yukon Gold potatoes, washed

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Planet Money
6:32 am
Wed March 14, 2012

The Tuesday Podcast: How Europe Saved Itself. For Now.

Thomas Lohnes AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue May 22, 2012 8:49 am

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Today's show, in three bullet points:

  • How the European Central Bank finally used its super power.
  • What that has to do with a guy who owns a bar on the coast of Spain.
  • And why this may not be the end of Europe's debt saga.

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Planet Money
6:31 am
Wed March 14, 2012

What America Sells To The World

What America Sells the World
Lam Thuy Vo NPR

Originally published on Wed December 19, 2012 11:49 am

It's a myth that the U.S. doesn't make anything anymore. It's a myth that we don't export anything to the rest of the world.

Yes, we import more than we export. Our trade deficit last year was $558 billion

But we export a lot. Last year, U.S. exports were worth $2.1 trillion. Which raises a simple question: $2.1 trillion worth of what?

Mostly goods. Also, services:

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