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Markets Encouraged By Plans To Calm Eurozone Panic

Turbulence and anxiety in the Eurozone have helped make this a volatile week on the markets. Global central banks are bracing themselves for worse and are moving to avert market panic ahead of the Greek election. Reports say they're preparing to take coordinated action to help banks by pumping in funds.
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China's Economy Cools, Perhaps More Than Planned

The country's economy has not only been slowing down recently — it's been slowing faster than expected. That's due largely to overly effective efforts by Beijing to rein in earlier blistering, and unsustainable, growth. Many say the downshift will continue unless the economy undergoes serious reform.
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New Schedules Push Graveyard Shift Off The Clock

Some car companies have adopted "three crew" work schedules, forgoing regular graveyard shifts and the traditional three shifts a day. It's a highly efficient way to get more out of workers, machines and factories, but it can also wreak havoc with employees' sleep needs and home lives.
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Nailing The American Dream, With Polish

The idea of an "affordable manicure" was once an oxymoron. That's before Vietnamese immigrants arrived in the U.S. and cornered the market for inexpensive nail-care salons. The industry has offered a path to self-sufficiency for many Vietnamese-Americans in California and around the nation.
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Growing Economic Fractures Threaten Eurozone

Europe's debt crisis seems to grow more dire every day as borrowing coasts for Spain and Italy soar. Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel holds the purse strings, and says that although saving the single European currency will be a Herculean task, it must be done.
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Romney, Obama Square Off On The Economy

Both men used speeches in Ohio this afternoon to again lay out their agendas — and to take some shots at the other guy's ideas.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

In dueling Ohio speeches, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered contrasting visions of how to fix the sluggish U.S. economy. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon testified before a Senate committee on the firm's $2 billion loss. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned of a "disaster" from impending, automatic budget cuts. Naftali Bendavid of The Wall Street Journal, Julie Hirshfeld Davis of Bloomberg News and Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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