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At The IMF, $430 Billion In Pledges Buys Leverage For Emerging Markets

The IMF went into this weekend's meetings with a goal of raising enough funds to deal with the European debt crisis. China, Brazil and other countries helped surpass that goal, but there's something they want in return.
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Local Economy Could Soar With Boston-Tokyo Flight

The 787 Dreamliner will make the first-ever, non-stop Boston-Tokyo flight Sunday. Boston hotels and restaurants are prepping for a jump in Japanese tourists. Another economic boost could come from Japanese corporations that may now put their North American headquarters in Massachusetts. From member station WBUR, Curt Nickisch reports on the city's "nonstop excitement."
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Million-Dollar Mansion Has A Bargain Basement Price

The historic home comes with stained-glass windows, servants' quarters and a coach house — all on one of the city's most tony streets. It'd be worth $15 million in Silicon Valley, but in Detroit, well, sometimes housing prices don't make much sense at all.
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Maryland Comptroller Advocates Later Start To School Year

Maryland state comptroller Peter Franchot took a stance that will earn him friends amongst the under-18 crowd, pushing for the school year to start after Labor Day instead of August.

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Jeff Faux: "The Servant Economy"

An economist describes the financial decline of the middle class and why he believes neither political party will stop it.

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What The Affordable Care Act Means For Consumers

What the Affordable Care Act means for you. We take your questions on how implementation of the law could affect consumers.

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Local Democrats Decry House-Passed Small Business Bill

The House passed a small business-friendly bill this week, but its critics say it will largely benefit wealthy business owners.

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U.S. Wallet Closed As IMF Seeks To Build Crisis Fund

At a news conference kicking off the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said she wants to secure at least $400 billion for a special crisis fund for Europe. Thus far, the U.S. has chosen not to contribute.

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