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European Bond-Buying Plan May Not End Debt Crisis

Robert Siegel speaks with economist Ken Rogoff of Harvard University about the European Central Bank's announcement that it will buy some government bonds from eurozone countries to help resolve the ongoing debt crisis.
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Arundel Mills Casino Dominates Maryland Gambling Revenue

The Maryland Live! casino continues to draw nearly three-quarters of the gambling revenue in the state, as numbers continue to decline at the state's other casinos.

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Langley Park Immigrants Strive For Economic Power, Defer Political Power

Approximately 77 percent of Langley Park's population is Latino, but strength in numbers doesn't necessarily mean political power.

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Fairfax Goes Global In Quest For Economic Power

Fairfax County, Va., is setting up shop in far-flung international cities to woo global corporations to set up shop in our region.

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Friday News Roundup - International

ECB President Mario Draghi unveiled details of a new bond-buying plan aimed at easing the eurozone's debt crisis. The new U.N. and Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said searching for a solution in the country was like "standing in front of a brick wall." And Secretary Hillary Clinton continued a six-nation trip through the Asia-Pacific region where she faced harsh criticism from China's state media. James Kitfield of National Journal, Elise Labott of CNN and Tom Gjelten of NPR join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Democrats wrapped up their national convention this week with key speeches by Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and former President Bill Clinton. Manufacturing and construction spending reports showed continued sluggish growth ahead of the August jobs report. And the Department of Justice approved a New Hampshire voter ID law. Greg Ip of The Economist, Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post and Sheryl Gay Stolberg of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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European Central Bank Announces Euro Plan

The new plan to bolster the troubled euro currency was announced Thursday at a meeting in Frankfurt. ECB president Mario Draghi is under immense pressure to prevent the collapse of the 16-nation eurozone. The bank did not lower interest rates, as some investors hoped, but did unveil steps to ease the zone's debt crisis.
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Extreme Weather Means Extreme Food Prices Worldwide, Aid Agency Warns

As climate change brings more drought and flooding, food prices are expected to keep spiking. Such spikes affect the poor the most, but especially the poor in Africa and the Middle East, says a new Oxfam report.
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Employers Added 201,000 Jobs Last Month, Report Signals

The ADP National Employment Report has shown solid, not spectacular, job growth for two straight months. Meanwhile, another report finds a 20-month low in layoff announcements. Friday, the government issues its figures on August unemployment and jobs.

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