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Nationwide Strike Begins In Spain

The strike is targeting the transportation sector, and it's possible that air travel will be shut down almost completely. Union members are protesting a major labor overhaul bill that's being pushed by the conservative government.
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Former MF Global Exec Takes 5th At Hearing

Members of the House Financial Services Committee were hoping assistant treasurer Edith O'Brien would shed some light on the actions of the firm's CEO, ex-New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine.
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National Trend 'Mobs' Local Businesses With Cash

In a "flash mob," hundreds of people invade a public space to do something in unison. But a "cash mob" adds a mission to that idea. All over the country, crowds of people are being organized on social media sites to invade mom-and-pop stores at a specific day and time to spend money locally.
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Can A Small Town Survive Without Its Bank?

Alburgh, Vt., is on a remote peninsula near the Canadian border. But even though the town is rural, it's always had a bank. So when its citizens learned the People's United Bank branch on Main Street was closing, they feared their community would turn into a ghost town.
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The $200,000-A-Year Nanny

Why is a nanny placement agency more selective than Harvard? The answer includes new money, super talented nannies and a job that consumes their entire lives.

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