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Checks are the economic dinosaurs Americans won't give up

by Kai Ryssdal and Emily Henderson Aug 7, 2017
In the U.S., people wrote about 38 checks on average in 2015, compared to 18 in Canada, 8 in the U.K., and almost none in Germany.
A woman writes a check. 
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Paper or plastic?

by Kai Ryssdal Dec 8, 2010
This final note today: Some solace the next time you get stuck behind somebody paying by check in the grocery store. Yes, Mom, I'm talking to you....