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Risks Of Global Economic Slowdown Are 'Alarmingly High,' IMF Warns

International Monetary Fund economists also warn that things could get even worse if European leaders don't finally get the euro crisis under control and if U.S. lawmakers let the federal government go over its "fiscal cliff."
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Romney's Jobs Plan Relies On His Tax Proposal

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney thinks the best way to boost employment is through a reduction in tax rates. Critics say it would be difficult for Romney's plan to work without ending some popular deductions.
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Baseball Autographs Get A Digital Upgrade

Traditional baseball autographs are getting an upgrade thanks to a new startup. For around $50, fans can get an autographed digital picture, a handwritten note and a personalized audio message from major leaguers. The company has signed up about 130 players so far.
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Plucky Former Poultry Farmer Goes Wild For Gators

Georgia is well known for its agricultural products, such as peaches, peanuts and chickens. Now, in the tiny town of Camilla, one farm is turning out an unusual item that's in big demand in Europe's high-fashion industry: alligators.
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What's Going Wrong With China's Solar Industry?

Steve Inskeep talks to Beijing-based economist Patrick Chovanec about too many subsidies in China's solar energy industry. It is resulting in money-losing companies. One company, Suntech, could soon be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange because it is performing poorly.
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Living Social Steps Up To The Plate

The Washington Nationals are in the Major League Baseball playoffs this year but the games will end after public transit has closed. In the past, pro sports organizations have paid deposits to keep the metro system running overtime. But the Nationals said they wouldn't pay. So Living Social spotted a PR opportunity, and came up the $30,000 deposit.

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