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Idaho Counties' Economic Fate Tied To Industry

Forget about the difference in economies among the states. In Idaho, there are drastic differences from county to county. Agriculture is booming, while the timber industry is hurting — and the counties that depend on those industries show it. Molly Messick of StateImpact Idaho explains.
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Geithner Meets With European Financial Officials

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is meeting Monday with his German counterpart; he's also set to talk with the head of the European Central Bank. The U.S. has been stepping up pressure on Europe to fix its debt crisis.
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A Portrait Of A Country Awash In 'Red Ink'

Wall Street Journal economics writer David Wessel's new book, Red Ink, lays out in unsparing terms the way the U.S. government spends money, who pays what in taxes, and why politicians can't seem to agree on ways to reduce the potentially catastrophic deficit.
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Fairfax County Construction Brings Hope Of Revitalization

Many in the Groveton neighborhood of Fairfax County are hoping a new development will help revitalize the area.

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Business In A Slump: Scraping By Three Years Later

Guest host David Greene revisits the Stone Soup Kitchen in Atlanta to see how the business is doing in the economy. He checks in with some of the people he first met three years ago, during President Obama's first 100 days in office.
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Salary Tax On D.C. Commuters Sparks Controversy

Maryland and Virginia lawmakers are resisting calls to tax commuters who work in the District but live in the suburbs.

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