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How Margaret Thatcher Revamped Britain's Economy

The only female prime minister Britain has ever had died Monday at age 87. When Margaret Thatcher took office, Great Britain was a county in trouble. Inflation was in double-digits and unemployment was on the rise. The top income tax rate stood at 83 percent and the country was being racked by one labor strike after another.
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Demand Is High For Mexico's Magnificent Mangoes

Mexico says it is now the world's largest exporter of fresh mangoes. India still holds the No. 1 position in overall mango production. One out of every 20 mangoes consumed in the world now comes from Mexico.
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BP Begins Its Defense Of 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

In New Orleans, BP has begun calling its first witnesses in a trial to determine who and what's to blame for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP likely will spend the next two weeks presenting its defense. Then the plaintiffs will have time to respond.
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Britain Blocks Manuscript Sale To Getty Museum

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles reportedly paid more than $6 million recently at an auction in London for a 15th century illuminated manuscript. The Los Angeles Times reports Britain's culture minister has blocked the work from leaving the country — putting it under an export embargo.
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Administration Urges Europeans To Ease Austerity Measures

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is on his first trip to Europe, pushing for leaders to let up on strict steps that were enacted during the financial crisis. His trip comes as President Obama prepares to send his budget plan to Congress. It's said to include cuts to Social Security and Medicare. David Greene talks to Lew, who's in Berlin to meet with Germany's finance minister.
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J.C. Penney CEO Johnson Is Forced Out

The retailer recruited Johnson from Apple to revitalize the company but since his arrival 18 months ago, business has only gotten worse. J.C. Penney has brought back Johnson's predecessor Myron Ullman to once again led the struggling retailer.

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