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Spaniards' Hopes For Economic Relief Dashed

After months of punishing austerity measures, some in Spain want a break and maybe even some stimulus from Europe. But that didn't happen at Thursday's meeting of the governing board of the European Central Bank.
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What American Women Do For Work

Forty years ago, only 1 in 3 American workers was a woman. Today, it's 1 in 2. What jobs did all those women get? And how did gender breakdowns change by industry?
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Jobless Claims Dropped By 27,000 Last Week

The decline was more than economists expected and could ease fears about a stalling labor market. Friday, we'll hear about the April unemployment rate.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

U.S. job growth slowed again in April but the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent; the Department of Justice charged more than 100 individuals with $450 million in Medicare fraud; Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich suspended his campaign; and 13 people were charged Wednesday in one of the biggest college hazing cases ever prosecuted in the U.S. Greg Ip of The Economist, Susan Page of USA Today and Reid Wilson of National Journal join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Greek Unease Fuels Rise Of Far-Right 'Golden Dawn'

Greeks go to the polls Sunday in a climate of intense voter anger at politicians they blame for turning their country into an international economic pariah. Protest votes could fill Parliament with an array of new parties. Most surprising is the growing popularity of the xenophobic Golden Dawn, which espouses a neo-Nazi ideology.
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States Looking To Make Some Taxes Less Inevitable

Governors in some states are looking to not only cut taxes but eliminate certain kinds of them altogether. But many lawmakers are worried their states won't be able to pay the bills if they eliminate income or property taxes.
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Investors Flee Spain As Economy Spirals Downward

Spain has fallen back into recession. Meanwhile, its unemployment rate is the highest in Europe. And now investors are once again fleeing the country and interest rates on government debt are climbing.

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