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In Russia, they are not celebrating lower oil prices. The price of oil could mean the difference between prosperity and recession. The ruble has lost about 45 percent of its value this year.
The average American is seeing a much bigger boost from falling gas prices than from pay raises. Cheap energy could finally put the U.S. economic recovery over the top.
Data indicate the U.S. economy grew at an impressive 5 percent rate in the third quarter. The stock market hit another record on Tuesday. David Greene talks David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.
There's a new movement to get professional poker players to give a share of their winnings to charity — but most charities don't make the cut. Our Planet Money team explains why.
If generosity makes us happy, and lots of research suggests that it does, why do many of us find it difficult to be generous?
We hear from the postmaster of Rudolph, where thousands of people send their packages and cards to get the stamp canceled with an official Rudolph rubber stamp.