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'Vultures' Swoop In For Deals In Debt-Ridden Spain

Bargain-seeking investors known as "vultures" are circling Madrid, hoping a shakeout of the banking sector will yield deals at rock-bottom prices. As a condition of Spain's bailout, banks need to get rid of toxic assets such as devalued properties — even if it means taking a loss.
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Cycle Of Poverty Hard To Break In Poorest U.S. City

Tens of millions of Americans are still struggling, despite the slow economic recovery. In Reading, Pa., the nation's poorest city, local nonprofit Opportunity House provides a lifeline for families trying to stay afloat by offering day care, housing and other assistance. But many in Reading are still left behind.
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Poverty In The U.S. By The Numbers

Poverty in America is on the rise. Here's a breakdown of the more than 46 million poor Americans still struggling despite the slow economic recovery.
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Downward Mobility A Modern Economic Reality

Millions of Americans can't find work in their fields, and take part-time or lower paying jobs to stay afloat. Monica Ross-Williams, who's underemployed, and the New York Times' Steven Greenhouse talk about people falling out of the middle class, forced to adjust their ambitions and career goals.
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Who Pays When Teens Are Out Of Work?

Most American adults are enjoying higher family incomes than their parents did, but that may be temporary. Reports show that teenagers across the country are having a hard time finding a summer job, and the long-term consequences for American society could be severe. Guest host Maria Hinojosa talks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax about the drought in summer employment for teens.

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