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As Elections Approach, Greece Teeters On Austerity Question

Six days from parliamentary elections, Greece is weighing whether to continue its EU-imposed — and unpopular — austerity program. Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou discusses the issue.

U.S. Solar Industry Sees Growth, But Also Some Uncertainty

The solar industry employs nearly 174,000 workers in the U.S., up 22 percent from a year ago. But the industry's future is murky, as government subsidies are set to expire within two years.

Private Sector Included In Plan To Finance Infrastructure Repairs

The White House is looking to the private sector to help finance costly improvements to aging infrastructure. The plan avoids increasing taxes, but eventually, the public will have to pay.

White House Rolls Out Tax Proposals Before State Of The Union Address

The focus of Tuesday's speech will be the middle class. One item to be discussed will be a plan to increase taxes on the wealthy to pay for tax cuts for the middle class and working poor.

Obama's Trouble Articulating The State Of The Economy

It's easy to give a rousing State of the Union speech when the economy is doing well, but Obama has had a hard time hitting the right note in years when the country was hurting.

Falling Oil Prices: Good For Drivers, Bad For Banks

Lending money to energy companies can be pretty profitable, but if oil prices drop enough, the threat of bank defaults becomes real, Portales Partners analyst Charles Peabody tells NPR's Scott Simon.

Lower Gas Prices, Faster Economy Float Boating Industry

With hiring up and fuel prices down, a sales rebound is in the boating forecast. For power boaters, gas prices make a big difference: They measure fuel consumption in gallons per hour.

White House Begins Implementing Changes In U.S.-Cuban Relations

The moves to be made on Friday, loosen restrictions on travel and trade. The U.S. travel ban to Cuba is still technically in place, but experts say it's become a lot easier to go there anyway.

Obama Urges Congress To Make Paid Sick Leave Mandatory

President Obama says employers should offer more generous leave policies, including paid sick leave for the 43 million American workers who don't have it. Obama is urging Congress to require that.
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What Does The Future Hold For Capitol Hill's Potomac Gardens?

In Southeast Capitol Hill, Potomac Gardens stands as one of the last large-scale, multi-family public-housing projects in the city.