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Greece By The Numbers

Forget about all the nebulous terms like "austerity," "bailout" and "capital controls." Here are the key numbers you need to know in the Greek financial crisis.
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For A 3rd Straight Day, Chinese Markets Plunge

The government tried to curb the panic by suspending some trade and also helping to buy stocks. The efforts, however, fell short. The Shanghai Composite fell by 5.9 percent Wednesday.
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Greek Prime Minister Tells EU Leaders He Wants A United Europe

Alexis Tsipras spoke to the European Parliament in more measured tones, acknowledging that Greece's financial plight was not just caused by creditors. But he also stood his ground on Greece's debt.
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Stock Market Drop In China Raises Concerns About An Economic Crisis

Chinese stock markets plunged for the third straight day this week. That was despite more government efforts to prop up share prices. The markets have lost some $4 trillion in the past 3 weeks.
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Solution To Greece's Debt Crisis Remains Elusive

Renee Montagne gets the latest from Wall Street Journal reporter Gabriele Steinhauser in Brussels, where European leaders are making a last-ditch attempt to keep Greece from leaving the eurozone.
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As Government Hunts For A Solution, Greeks Anticipate Catastrophe

Greek banks have been closed for more than a week, and it's unclear when they will reopen. Many Greeks are worried that if the banks collapse, they will lose everything.
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How To Eliminate Extreme Poverty In 169 Not-So-Easy Steps

The Millennium Development Goals, set in 2000, revolutionized the fight against poverty. Now the world is setting Sustainable Development Goals. But critics say there may be too many priorities.
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Despite Large Cuts To Greece's Pension System, Creditors Want More

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Matthew Dalton, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, about how the Greek pension system has been as generous as reported.
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Chinese Stocks Take A Plunge Despite Government Efforts

China's stock market continues to fall despite massive government intervention. The Shanghai Index is down 30 percent since mid-June.
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Greek Reform Minister: 'We Want To Keep Greece Within Eurozone'

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Greek Minister of Administrative Reform George Katrougalos about the Greek debt crisis. He says he's hopeful a compromise can be reached between Greece and Europe.

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