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Episode 419: Taylor Swift, Helium, A Jelly-Like Mass and The Price Of Gas

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On today's show: Four Planet Money stories that aired on the radio but haven't yet made it into the show.

Here's more on those stories:

* A Sequester Is A 'Jelly-Like Mass,' And Other Notes On Fiscal-Cliff Jargon

* Clear The Secret Genius Of Taylor Swift

* The Weird Story Of Why Helium Prices Are Going Through The Roof

* Energy Independence Wouldn't Make Gasoline Any Cheaper

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