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Investors Breathe Sigh Of Relief After Greek Voting

Markets in Asia and Europe initially responded positively to the results of the Greek election. Of greatest concern, is another rise in Spanish interest rates to another euro-era record.
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State Of The Unions: Labor And The Middle Class

For many full-time employees in the United States, the five-day work week, paid overtime and holidays are expected benefits. This wasn't always so, and many workers' benefits today are the achievements of past labor union efforts. But unions in many states are now on the defense, and if they go, where does that leave the middle class?
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National Slavery Museum Faces Challenges

Several creditors are making demands on former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder's National Slavery Museum.

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MGM Announces Plans For Casino In Prince George's County

An advisory group is still considering whether Maryland lawmakers should hold a special session to discuss the outcome of MGM's plans to build a casino in Prince George's County.

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The Euro Crisis Has A Beat (And You Can Cry To It)

Who says disco is dead? Or that it can't be used to explain complicated news events, like the debt crisis that threatens to disassemble Europe as we know it. A number of eurzone-themed songs are making their way up the monetary charts.
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Central Banks 'On Standby' As Greek Elections Loom

Greeks head to the polls on Sunday for elections that could lead to their nation dumping the euro. The ripple effects from that could be severe.
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Three Frightening Phrases You Should Understand

When economists talk about their fears, they constantly use three phrases: "fiscal cliff," "muddle through" and "hard landing." Each is related to a different problem in a different region of the world: the U.S., Europe and China. And there are worries that all of these crises will explode soon.
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Lawmaker Lining Up National Harbor Casino Deal

Maryland lawmakers haven't yet made up their minds on a possible Prince George's County casino, but Maryland House Speaker Mike Busch is lining up a deal for the possible National Harbor gambling facility just in case.

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