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Unions Assume A Support Role For Occupy Movement

Labor unions have found a new ally for their long-time criticism of the country's ultra-wealthy. Around the country, Occupy Wall Street-inspired protests are drawing attention to a message unions have been advancing for years. But unions say they don't want to take over.
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Groups That Plan To Lobby The Supercommittee

An NPR review found that more than 600 different groups and corporations say they intend to lobby around the work of the deficit reduction committee.
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Why GDP Is Like GPA

It's an important indicator, but there's a lot it doesn't tell you.
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Hundreds Try To Influence The Supercommittee

The deficit-cutting supercommittee is the target of intense lobbying efforts. An NPR analysis found that more than 600 separate corporations, trade associations and interest groups have said they intend to lobby around the work of the committee of 12.
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Sarkozy Warns France Of More Belt-Tightening Ahead

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has told French TV viewers to expect still deeper cuts in public spending as the country struggles to reduce its national debt. Speaking in a rare TV interview after returning from the Eurozone summit in Brussels, Sarkozy said it was a mistake to allow Greece to enter the Eurozone back in 2001 because its economy wasn't ready.
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Global Markets Rally After EU Leaders Set Debt Plan

U.S. stocks had one of their best days in weeks Thursday: The Dow jumped nearly 3 percent and prices in Europe went through the roof. The surge came after the announcement that European leaders finally agreed on a comprehensive plan to tackle their debt problems. Does the rally mean investors think the crisis is over?

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