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Central Banks Act Sends Stock Markets Soaring

The major central banks of the world moved Wednesday to prevent a banking crisis in Europe. They're providing more liquidity to the European banking system in hopes that big banks there will remain solvent and continue to make loans. The coordinated move by the central banks sent stock markets soaring. But it will not even begin to fix Europe's fundamental economic problems.
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A 'Holiday Greeting Card' To Financial Markets?

Guy Raz talks to Felix Salmon, a finance blogger for Reuters. Salmon explains Wednesday's actions by six central banks to improve access to U.S. dollars internationally.
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Occupy Chicago: A 'Dry Run' For Upcoming Summits

In Chicago, city officials and demonstrators say the recent Occupy Chicago protests are a sort of dry run for next year's simultaneous NATO and G-8 summit meetings.
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Lincoln Biopic: Spielberg Film Brings Local Opportunities

In the first part of a three-part series, reporters explore the opportunities and financial boon brought to Richmond by the filming of Steven Spielberg's biopic about Abraham Lincoln.

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What The U.S. Can Learn From Upbeat Brazil

Amid continued political gridlock in Washington, New York Times Columnist Anand Giridharadas says governments should depoliticize the economy. He recently reported in Brazil, where he says jobs and yacht sales are up, and young locals are ecstatic about the future. He speaks with host Michel Martin.

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