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How fear plays a role in our finances

It was the first reaction many people had when the stock market dropped this week.

China's growing, but not fast enough for some

Its run as global economic driver is starting to slow.

Joseph Kim's escape from North Korea

He came from one of the most isolated economies in the world to the U.S.

Leah Chase’s 65 years in the same New Orleans kitchen

The 92-year-old chef still shouts orders at Dooky Chase's Restaurant.

Trombone Shorty visits his childhood home

Troy started performing as a child in a family and neighborhood of musicians.

Examining the Gulf Coast's master plan

Louisiana comes up $20 billion short for its coastal restoration plan.

How Katrina changed the face of New Orleans

We do the numbers on demographics.