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Three Ways To Stop A Bank Run

There's a slow-motion bank run happening in Europe, as depositors move their money from financially troubled countries like Greece and Spain to stronger countries like Germany.
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Could 'Taxmageddon' Crisis Create Compromise?

On Jan. 1, trillions of dollars in spending cuts and tax increases — called Taxmageddon — will take effect unless Congress and the White House can agree on a new plan. Many economists say the country will fall back into a recession if it happens. Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin says Congress may actually be "forced to make a decision that affects taxes and spending."
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Spain, Eurozone Agree To 'Financial Support'

Spanish and euro zone officials announced their intentions after a three-hour emergency conference call on Saturday. If they make good on it, Spain will be the fourth – and largest — member of the 17-nation euro zone to receive outside help as Europe's debt crisis marches on.
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Developing The McMillan Water Filtration Site

After decades of wrangling, the District has big plans for developing this historic 25-acre site.

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As Economic Headwinds Pick Up, Employers Lie Low

After a robust start to the year, job growth in the U.S. has slowed. Many employers want to add more workers, but they say uncertainty about how Congress will handle the nation's fiscal crisis and financial troubles in Europe have left them reluctant to hire.
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Obama Warns Eurozone Crisis Could Drag Down U.S.

In a news conference Friday morning, President Obama urged Congress to act on his proposals to create jobs. He also warned of the risks Europe could pose to the U.S. economy. And he rejected accusations that his White House leaked classified national security information for an election year advantage.
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Tough Times Financing Small Businesses

Probably the toughest part of starting and running a small business--getting financing--has gotten even harder in recent years. We talk about the options out there for entrepreneurs trying to build a business in tough times.

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Results of the Greek Elections and the Future of the Euro Zone

Europe is in a state of anxiety over the future of the euro zone. Greek election results and new measures in England, Spain and elsewhere to ease the economic crisis.

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