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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

  • Listen to the Podcast

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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6:16 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Congo Warlord Convicted Of Recruiting Child Soldiers

Judges at a war crimes tribunal convicted Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga of snatching children from the street and turning them into killers. A sentencing hearing will now be scheduled. Lubanga faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

The Two-Way
6:05 am
Wed March 14, 2012

'Tragic Day For All Of Belgium': 24 Children Killed In Bus Crash

The mangled front of the bus. The crash happened in a tunnel in Sierre, in the Swiss canton of Valais.
Sebastien Feval AFP/Getty Images

There's been a horrible traffic accident inside a Swiss tunnel. At least 28 people — 22 of them children mostly around the age of 12 — were killed Tuesday night when the bus they were in crashed.

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