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Greek Crisis Threatens EU, And Perhaps US

After months of financial instability, Greece is at the tipping point of potential default. If it does, the repercussions are likely to ripple through the eurozone and across the Atlantic to the United States.
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How The European Debt Crisis Could Spread

The world's major central banks are so worried about Europe's debt crisis that they are moving to shore up eurozone banks. Left unchecked, this crisis could spill over into the U.S. economy. Here's how Europe's troubles could migrate to the U.S. and the rest of the world.
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Global Economy Has Entered 'Dangerous New Phase,' IMF Chief Warns

"Without collective resolve, the confidence that the world so badly needs will not return," Christine Lagarde says.
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Rate Of Homeless Female Vets Rises Near Fort Bragg

More than 200,000 women have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. While their numbers are small compared to their male counterparts, many face the same struggles finding employment and affordable housing. In Fayetteville, N.C., home to the Army's Fort Bragg, the number of homeless female veterans is rising rapidly.
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Solyndra Flop May Cost Taxpayers, Embarrass Obama

The bankruptcy of solar energy company Solyndra is being investigated by the FBI. The company received government loans and President Obama's endorsement in 2009. During a House hearing Wednesday, Republicans attacked the administration's decision to fund Solyndra. Democrats defended the loan program and accused Republicans of trying to twist the story for political gain.
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Economy Serves Diner's Customers Tough Times

As part of a series of conversations, David Greene talks to Izola White, 88, who has owned a diner on Chicago's South Side for more than 50 years. It closed recently because of financial troubles. Listeners first heard from her two years ago, as part of NPR's cross-country trip discussing President Obama's first 100 days in office.
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Spain's Teachers Protest Contract Changes, Layoffs

The economic crisis in Spain has hit public education where "jobs for life" had been the norm for teachers. As students head back to school, teachers across Spain are demonstrating against layoffs and contract changes.

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