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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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Despite Crisis, Do Countries Benefit From Eurozone?

For the last couple of years there has been nothing but frustration for the European countries that use the euro. Josef Joffe, editor of the German newspaper Die Zeit, tells David Greene that debt-ridden countries like Greece 'can't be on the dole forever."
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Financial Crisis Threatens To Destroy Eurozone

A sense of imminent doom is gripping Europe in the face of a possible Greek default on its debt. The head of the European Commission calls it the most serious problem to hit Europe in a generation, while others have warned of "dramatic economic, social and political costs" if Greece was to leave the eurozone.

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