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Greek Olive Oil Woes Echo Country's Broader Economic Challenges

Greek businessmen say the country has never managed to properly market its prized olive oil. They say many of the country's business practices will have to change if it is to become a player on the world market.
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U.S. Housing Market Starts To Show Hints Of Growth

Housing prices are rising and it appears the housing market is starting to rebound. One factor that's helping is historically low mortgage rates.
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Two Plans For Fixing The Economy, But Few Details

Neither President Obama nor Republican challenger Mitt Romney has offered many specifics on how to fix the economy. But economists say that, based on what we do know, the candidates offer very different visions for spurring growth.
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More Positive News On Housing: Prices Rose For Third Straight Month

"We are more optimistic about housing," says economist David Blitzer, who directs the S&P/Case-Shiller survey.
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Sheila Bair: "Bull by the Horns"

Sheila Bair describes the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath as she saw it during her time as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. She explains why the U.S. financial system is still at risk and tougher regulatory reform is needed.

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Americans In China Feel Pinch Of Shifting Economies

In recent years, China's status — like its economy — has continued to rise as the economies in America and Europe have struggled. That shift isn't just reflected in economic numbers, and some American business people in China say they don't feel as respected or as valued as before.

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