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As The Protest Ends, What Now For Occupy Movement?

Occupy protesters coordinated rallies in several cities across the U.S. As a dramatic week came to a close for the protesters some said the movement was ready for a new phase.
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Van Hollen: Deficit Panel Acting In Good Faith

A special deficit-reduction supercommittee has less than a week to go before a deadline to vote on a plan cutting the nation's deficits. Melissa Block talks to one of the members of the bipartisan panel, Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland.
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Obama Shifts Attention To Asian Pacific Region

President Obama arrives in Indonesia on Thursday for a conference with Asian leaders. The event forms part of a long trip to the region by the president, who is using it to highlight his policy of switching America's focus to the Pacific, which he believes to be the best source of trade and jobs for the U.S. in the coming century. NPR's Anthony Kuhn talks with Melissa Block from Bali.
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GOP Divided As Supercommittee Eyes Tax Revenue

The divide between supercommittee Democrats and Republicans has been over whether tax revenues should be used to reduce deficits. Some Republican members of the supercommittee are now showing support for the idea, but the issue is dividing the GOP.
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Protests Mark Two Months Of Occupy Movement

Demonstrations popped up from coast to coast Thursday to mark the movement's birth in a lower Manhattan park. At least 177 people were arrested in New York, many for blocking streets near the New York Stock Exchange; hundreds of protesters marched in the financial district in Los Angeles.
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American Money Mess: The View From Europe

As the "super committee" approaches its deadline to cut the federal deficit, host Michel Martin explores how our financial challenges are seen in Europe, and whether woes there are fueled by worries over the U.S. economy. Martin hears from NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax and Federico Rampini of Italy's newspaper La Repubblica.
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Lack of Trust Underlies Greece's Debt Problem

Financial writer Michael Lewis talks to Renee Montagne about societal problems underlying the Greek financial crisis: loss of trust, lack of civil society and refusal to pay and collect taxes. Lewis is the author of Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World.
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New Prime Minister, Same Old Greek Protesters

Thousands of Greeks are expected to join in a rally in Athens Thursday. The new prime minister has promised to speed up long-term changes. Polls show Lucas Papademos enjoys popular support, but the crowds on the streets have made it clear they won't accept any more austerity measures.

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