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Voters, Economists Agree: Austerity Not The Answer

Tempers are boiling in Greece and other European nations that traded bailouts for a strict austerity plan. Some say Germany's rigid solution is already failing, and may even fracture the euro zone. If that happens, that'll be very bad news for the U.S., too.
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Maryland Lawmakers Reconvene For Budget Issues

The Maryland General Assembly is scheduled to reconvene Monday morning for a special session to complete unfinished budget issues.

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Affordable Housing In D.C. On The Decline

Affordable housing in the District is vanishing, according to a report published this week by one city think-tank.

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Virginia Expects More Public Safety Cuts

Virginia officials are bracing for another round of cuts to its criminal justice department and public safety programs.

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The Price We Pay: Gas Is Down, Maybe For A While

After spending much of the year on the rise, gas prices are now falling — dropping nearly 20 cents in one month. Industry analysts expect the price to keep falling, but that might not take the strain off your wallet yet.
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Congress Divided Over How To Help Small Businesses

Lawmakers are debating the best way to help small businesses in the region, but electoral politics may prevent Congress from legislating any relief.

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Water Rates Rising In Maryland Counties

Water rates are on the rise for residents in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties.

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What Caused JPMorgan's Loss Of $2 Billion?

Audie Cornish speaks with Gregory Zuckerman about one of the men behind JPMorgan Chase's $2 billion loss. He's a special writer for The Wall Street Journal and author of The Greatest Trade Ever.

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