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Can Eurozone Countries Actually Follow Their Own Rules This Time?

When the euro was set up in the late 1990s, the Stability and Growth Pact clearly spelled out limits for deficits and debt. But nearly everyone broke those rules, including France and Germany. Now that European leaders are trying to create new rules, the question is — how will they enforce them?
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Triple-A: Are Any Assets Truly Risk-Free These Days?

Standard and Poor's warned six European countries this week that they could lose their triple-A credit ratings. In August, S&P downgraded the U.S. from its top-shelf credit status. All this raises the question of whether any assets are "risk-free" triple-A in today's unsettled global economy.
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N.Y. Lawmakers Extend Millionaire Surcharge

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has dropped his opposition to higher income taxes on the wealthy. He and state legislative leaders have agreed to continue a surcharge on people earning more than $2 million a year. Karen DeWitt reports for New York State Public Radio.
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India Blocks Plans To Let Foreign Retailers In

Last month India's prime minister announced plans to open up retailing to multinational companies and try to make the industry more efficient. That provoked a storm of protest from opposition parties, and the government on Wednesday suspended what's been seen as a major effort at economic reform.
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'Wizarding World Of Harry Potter' Goes To Hollywood

The "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" is going West. The popular attraction has created a sensation at Universal Studios Orlando and will now go to Universal Studios Hollywood. California Gov. Jerry Brown attended the announcement ceremony and is billing the attraction as a California job creator.

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