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Spain's Bank Yenta On What Went Wrong

Spain's plan to combine small banks didn't go so well. The man who helped make it happen explains.
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Farmers Split Over Subsidies As Senate Farm Bill Debate Begins

Midwestern farmers experiencing unusually good yields are OK with losing some farm bill subsidies as Congress negotiates changes this year. But some of their Southern counterparts are arguing against it.
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Why The Farm Bill's Provisions Will Matter To You

The bill covers everything from farm subsidies and crop insurance to forestry, food stamps and school lunches.
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Credit Card Debt Cut: The Reason May Surprise You

A new study showing that Americans lost nearly 40 percent of their wealth in the Great Recession turned up another notable result: Credit card debt also fell sharply; the median family's balance tumbled 16 percent. But it's not just because people rushed to pay off their plastic.
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National Harbor Casino Would Bring Money To Maryland

The National Harbor casino would bring in a projected $460 million, but a report adds two other casinos in Maryland would be hit hard by the facility.
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Verizon Introduces 'Groundbreaking' Pricing Scheme, But Is It Really Different?

The plan allows multiple devices to share one bucket of data. But some of the caveats have critics scratching their heads.
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Employers Could Fill Jobs If They Trained More, Complained Less, Prof Says

Wharton's Peter Cappelli says too many businesses are searching for the "perfect" candidate rather than investing in people and teaching them the skills to do their jobs.
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Dropping Out With Debt

Student loan debt in the U.S. adds up to more than a trillion dollars, putting a major strain on graduates. But the weight of debt is even heavier for those who leave school without receiving a degree. Host Michel Martin speaks with Anthony Carnevale, who heads the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University.
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Trouble Finding Jobs? It Might Be The Software

Many job hunters are downright frustrated. But one expert says it's not you, it's the employers and a flawed electronic application process that may be preventing qualified people from finding work. Host Michel Martin speaks with University of Pennsylvania's Peter Capelli. He's the author of Why Good People Can't Get Jobs.

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