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With Only $150K In Cash, Calif. City Goes Bankrupt

The city of San Bernardino, east of Los Angeles, has become the latest California city to declare bankruptcy.
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Single Mothers And The Cycle Of Poverty

Robert Siegel speaks with Olivia Golden, fellow at the Urban Institute, about why there has been an increase of single mothers who are in poverty.
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What Happens When A City Declares Bankruptcy

San Bernardino, California is seeking bankruptcy protection. Officials said the government can not cover its bills and faces a $46 million deficit. Phil Batchelor, former interim city manager for Vallejo, California, talks about what happens to workers and services when a city goes bankrupt.
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Did The Great Recession Bring Back The 1930s?

The downturn and sluggish recovery of recent years had been compared to the nation's worst economic period. Now that much more data is available to measure it, how did the Great Recession stack up against the Great Depression?
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The Value Of Taxing The Wealthy: $56 Billion

President Barack Obama's proposal to let the Bush tax cuts expire for wealthier Americans could add significantly to federal coffers.
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Small Businesses And Retail Space

Most urbanites say they'd rather see more locally owned shops and fewer chain stores in their neighborhood. But the reality is that local businesses have trouble competing with national chains when it comes to leasing retail space.

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Euro Currency Still Faring Well, For Now

Despite the persistence of the European financial crisis, the euro has held up relatively well since the crisis began. While the currency has lost some value against the dollar, its performance has defied ongoing speculation that the currency union is doomed. But can it last?

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