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When Rates Turn Negative, Banks Pay Customers To Borrow
European interest rates are being pushed so low — to less than zero — that some banks are paying borrowers to take loans. Such low rates are aimed at boosting Europe's economy, but there are risks.
Book Review: 'Voices In The Night'
NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews Steven Millhauser's new short story collection, Voices in the Night.
Andrew Johnson's Presidency Highlighted Issues With Vice Presidential Selection
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews University of Virginia historian Barbara Perry about the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Andrew Johnson presidency.
'The Children's Crusade': A Heavily Plotted Family Saga To Dive Into And Savor
Ann Packer's latest is about a young Navy doctor who, after the Korean War, builds a house south of San Francisco. Fifty years later, his four adult children argue over the property.
Forget Right And Wrong: 'House Of Cards' Is About Pragmatism And Power
Kevin Spacey strangles a dog in the pilot, which creator Beau Willimon says producers balked at because they'd lose viewers. But "why not provide that litmus test right at the beginning?" he says.
The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle Finds Refuge In The Ring
Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker says The Mountain Goats' concept album about pro wrestling is filled with a remarkable range of melodies and moods.
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