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European Debt Crisis Still Threatens Global Recovery

On Wednesday, the European Central Bank, for the second time, will offer banks an unlimited volume of three-year loans at low interest rates. The last time Europe's central bank did this, at the end of last year, banks borrowed more than $650 billion. That loan program helped stabilize markets and bought time for Greece and its creditors to work things out.
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World Bank Cautions China About Looming Crisis

No country has grown so fast for so long as China. But a report out Monday from the World Bank and a Chinese government think tank says China must change the way it runs its economy — or risk a financial crisis in the future.
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A Brighter Future For Murdoch With 'Sunday Sun'?

The de facto replacement for The News of the World, The Sunday Sun, premieres its first issue Sunday. Host Rachel Martin talks with British journalist Ray Snoddy about what this means for Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
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What's Behind The Rise In Gas Prices?

Gas prices are on the rise and there's a slew of possible reasons as to why. Tensions with Iran, the Obama administration's policies, and Wall Street speculators have all been cited as factors. But it still doesn't answer why prices are increasing while U.S. demand for gasoline is going down. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks with NPR's John Ydstie about some hidden factors behind the jacked up gas prices.
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A Silk Road To A Greek Town's Recovery

The small Greek town of Soufli is hoping to revive a long-dead local economy, silk production, as a way to bring tourists to northeastern Greece. NPR's Joanna Kakissis profiles a father and son who have built a private museum and sell silk products.
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Nike Galaxy Sneakers Disappoint Big Crowds

The cancellation of the new limited edition Nike shoes at Prince George's County Plaza left many hopeful consumers unhappy.

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Economy Bogs Down Other Issues For Young Voters

In 2008, Renee Montagne talked to Martinique Chavez, 18, at a presidential debate party in Albuquerque, N.M. At the time, Chavez was undecided but leaning towards John McCain. Four years later, we catch up with her as she prepares to graduate from college and faces a tough economy. They're joined by Martinique's 18-year-old brother Zeke, a Ron Paul supporter.
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Portuguese Seeking Opportunities In Former Colonies

Like Greece, Portugal is sinking under the weight of debt, and unemployment is soaring. Unlike Greece, Portugal has former colonies rich in natural resources and in need of labor. Now, Portuguese workers are seeking visas to places such as Angola, a country rich with oil and diamonds.
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With Sale, Phila. Reporters Fear Loss Of Integrity

The Philadelphia Inquirer and its sister tabloid, the Philadelphia Daily News, are up for sale for the fourth time in six years. The publisher has been accused of interfering with coverage about the sale, and journalists worry that the seemingly favored bidders will try to influence news coverage as well.
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The Man Behind 5-Hour Energy

You may have seen the ads for the energy shot 5-Hour Energy — maybe you've even knocked one back yourself. But you probably don't know much about the man behind those little red and yellow bottles. His name is Manoj Bhargava and he's managed to fly under the radar — until now. Forbes staff writer Clare O'Connor tells host Audie Cornish about Bhargava — as Audie downs her own 5-Hour Energy shot.

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