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What Happened To The Rainy Day Fund?

Americans have tended to save more and spend less in the years since the economic downturn in 2008. But according to a survey from, only 54 percent of Americans have more emergency savings than credit card debt.
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Virginia Democrats Push For Budget Concessions

Democrats in Virginia's state senate say they are unlikely to pass a budget unless Republicans agree to concessions, which could leave the commonwealth without a budget.


Bailout Talks Reopen Wounds In One Greek Village

The protracted negotiations have brought up dark memories, especially between Greece and Germany. In the central town of Distomo, site of a Nazi massacre in 1944, the past is still painfully vivid but there's hope for a European future.

Euro Countries Vote To Save Greece From Default

After months of wrangling and marathon talks in Brussels, European Union finance ministers approved a second bailout for Greece worth more than $170 billion to help save the country from bankruptcy. It's the second massive aid package for Athens in two years during a debt crisis that has pushed the euro currency union to the breaking point.

Spain's Jobless Benefits Bogged Down by Fraud

Spain officially has Europe's highest jobless rate. That's based on the number of people who register for unemployment benefits, which are some of the most generous on the continent. But many Spaniards still collect a paycheck while they're on the dole.

Eurozone Ministers Close To Greek Bailout Deal

Host Audie Cornish talks with Eric Westervelt about the decision on whether to grant Greece another bailout, this time worth $171 billion.