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Tue October 23, 2012
Planet Money

Episode 412: How To Fix The Patent Mess

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 6:47 am

Lee Jae-Won Reuters/Landov
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Two big patent cases this summer in the smartphone industry:

1. A jury finds that Samsung violated Apple's patents, and orders Samsung to pay Apple $1 billion.

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Mon October 22, 2012


Fri October 12, 2012
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Episode 409: The 15-Year-Old Who Bought Two Houses

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 12:52 pm

Willow in her Pikachu costume.
Shannon Moore
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Loyal Planet Money listeners may remember Willow Tufano, the Florida teenager who bought a house. We did a show about her back in March.

On today's show, we follow up with Willow. She just bought another house. She's trying to land a reality TV deal. And she recently wore a Pikachu costume on a trip to Alabama.

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Tue October 9, 2012
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Episode 408: How To Hide Money From Your Spouse

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 11:19 am
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Earlier this summer, we set up two shell companies in tax havens. On today's show, we continue our quest to figure out what people actually do with shell companies.

We discover the world of "Asset Protection," which is a fancy way of saying "hiding money." It's a world of Latvian companies and offshore conferences, of people trying to hide money from their future-ex-husbands and future-ex-wives.

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Fri October 5, 2012
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Episode 266: A Former Crack Dealer On The Economics Of Drugs

Originally published on Tue October 9, 2012 9:52 am

"Freeway" Rick Ross was one of L.A.'s biggest crack dealers.
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