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Spain Concerned By Expropriation In Latin America

Bolivia and Argentina's nationalization of Spanish companies hasn't gone over well in Madrid. Spanish officials say Bolivia and Argentina will pay the price in the long run, as investors become weary of doing business if their assets could ultimately get seized.
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How The Valdez Oil Spill Shaped ExxonMobil

Steve Inskeep talks to Steve Coll about his new book, Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power. In it, Coll delves into the business model of one of the country's largest and most profitable corporations. He explores how the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 shaped the culture at the company for years to come.
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Greek Unease Fuels Rise Of Far-Right 'Golden Dawn'

Greeks go to the polls Sunday in a climate of intense voter anger at politicians they blame for turning their country into an international economic pariah. Protest votes could fill Parliament with an array of new parties. Most surprising is the growing popularity of the xenophobic Golden Dawn, which espouses a neo-Nazi ideology.
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Munch's 'The Scream' Sells For Record Price

Edvard Munch's "The Scream" sold for a record $119,922,500 at auction in New York City. The 1895 artwork, a modern symbol of human anxiety, was sold at Sotheby's Wednesday evening.
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Investors Flee Spain As Economy Spirals Downward

Spain has fallen back into recession. Meanwhile, its unemployment rate is the highest in Europe. And now investors are once again fleeing the country and interest rates on government debt are climbing.
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Home Sweet Mobile Home: Co-Ops Deliver Ownership

Nearly 3 million Americans are caught in the vise grip that is mobile home living — they own their home but rent the land it sits on, making it nearly impossible to build equity. But a nonprofit is organizing co-ops that help transform tenants into homeowners, giving many a sense of stability they'd never experienced before.

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