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After Weak Earnings, McDonald's CEO Steps Down

CEO Don Thompson is leaving struggling McDonalds. His successor is Steve Easterbrook, the company's chief brand officer.
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Why Don't More People Short Stocks? It's A Great Way To Lose Big Bucks

If you own a stock, you're betting that the company will be worth more in the future. But there is another kind of bet you can place: A bet that will make you money if things go bad.
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For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute

The plunge in gasoline prices is expected to save the average household about $750 this year. For rural families and others who drive a lot, the savings will likely be even greater.
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Low-Wage Workers In D.C. Making Less Now Than Before Recession

A new report from the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute finds that a strong recovery for high-wage earners has overshadowed losses faced by lower-wage workers in the District between 2007 and 2013.
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Greece Looks To Renegotiate Bailout Terms

The newly elected leadership in Greece is against budget cuts imposed by the European economic zone in return for bailing it out. Renee Montagne talks to Tom Nuttall of The Economist.
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2015 Will Continue Streak Of Shrinking U.S. Budget Deficit

The federal budget deficit will fall in 2015, the sixth consecutive year of decreases relative to the overall economy, according to new figures by the Congressional Budget Office.
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Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

Alexis Tsipras, who led Syriza to a momentous win in the parliamentary election, was sworn in today amid fears about what his win means for the country's bailout agreements with the European Union.
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Greek Voters Usher Leftist Party Into Office

Greece's radical left Syriza party is the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe, throwing into doubt whether the troubled country stays the course on an international austerity plan.
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Anti-Austerity Leftists Win Greek Election

The leftist Syriza party, which has vowed to roll back EU-mandated austerity measures, have edged out the ruling center-right party of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.
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Foe Of 'Fiscal Waterboarding' Leads Going Into Greek Election

If elected on Sunday, Syriza would be the first anti-austerity party to come to power in the Eurozone. But it would still have to pay off Greece's debt and help the country out of a deep depression.

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