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What America Sells To The World

Last year, U.S. exports were worth $2.1 trillion. Which raises a simple question: $2.1 trillion worth of what?
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Major Banks Pass Fed's Recession Test

The Federal Reserve says most of the nation's largest banks are healthy enough to survive a severe recession. Fifteen of 19 large banks passed the latest round of so-called stress tests. Some financial institutions responded by rewarding shareholders with higher dividends. But were the tests rigorous enough?
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Fed Waits For Economic Growth To Pick Up

Even as the job market is improving and other indicators are positive, the Federal Reserve wants to keep interest rates super low until 2014. The Fed reaffirmed that policy Tuesday. That's likely because the economy is still growing slowly — not nearly fast enough to sustain consistent, long-term job creation.
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Auto Parts Suppliers Hiring As Fast As They Can

During the Great Recession, hundreds of parts makers went bankrupt or slashed their payrolls. But now that Detroit automakers have turned the corner and stepped up their orders, many of their suppliers find themselves short-handed.
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Federal Reserve Releases Bank 'Stress Test'

Melissa Block talks with Jim Zarroli about the results of the Federal Reserve's latest "stress tests" on large banks. It had been planning to release the results later in the week, but went ahead after banks started releasing the information themselves independently.

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