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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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Obama Urges Congress To Take Action On Economy

The president challenged Congress to pass a jobs-creation bill and do more to stimulate the economy. In his remarks at the White House, he also discussed the drag Europe's financial woes are having on the U.S.
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Obama: Congress Needs To Do More Than Talk About Jobs

The president is pushing Congress to enact what the White House says are "bipartisan, paid-for ideas" that will boost job growth. He also said it's "offensive" to suggest "my White House" may have leaked some secrets to gain political advantage.
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Reports Swirl That Spain Will Seek Bailout

One day after seeing its sovereign debt downgraded to just above junk status, Spain is dealing with reports that it's about to ask the other eurozone nations to help rescue its beleaguered banks.
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Speculation Grows Over Spanish Bank Rescue

It's been a roller coaster week for Spain, amid speculation that it can't afford to rescue its troubled banks and might need European aid. Spain held a successful bond auction Thursday, but shortly afterward, the Fitch ratings agency downgraded the country's credit rating.
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Will Economy Push Washington To Make A Deal?

President Obama is under pressure because of a slowdown in job growth. The Republicans say they're determined to prevent the Bush-era tax cuts from expiring in December. That could bring both sides back to the bargaining table.
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Despite Low Rates, Investors Rely On Treasuries

The interest rate on the 10-year Treasury bond issued last week fell to 1.5 percent. That means, if you bought such a bond and inflation stayed about where it is now, you wouldn't make any money. The rates on Japanese and German debt are even lower.

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