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Prospects For Supercommittee Debt Deal Look Dim

On the brink of failure, members of the bipartisan deficit-cutting panel blamed each other Sunday for the intransigence that has gridlocked the panel in its quest to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion over the coming decade. The panel has until Wednesday to vote on the deal.
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What's At Stake, For The Supercommitee And Us

The supercommittee, charged with cutting federal deficits by at least $1.2 trillion over the next decade, is down to the final days before its Nov. 23 deadline, and the group appears to be at an impasse. NPR's Tamara Keith and Mara Liasson talk with host Audie Cornish to explain both the economic and political consequences of supercommittee success or failure.
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Obama Trip Spotlights Asia, But Can U.S. Refocus?

President Obama returns to Washington Sunday after an unusually long, 10-day trip to Asia. The president is keen to spread the word that the U.S. is shifting its focus to the region, which he sees as a major source for economic growth and new U.S. jobs in the coming century. Host Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Anthony Kuhn in Bali, Indonesia, about what the trip achieved.
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Protesters Occupy Vacant Franklin School

Several protesters were arrested during an Occupy D.C.-inspired demonstration in an abandoned city-owned building.

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Border-Town Factories Give Manufacturers An Edge

The U.S.-Mexico border region could be the key to rejuvenating manufacturing in North America. Business are betting that quick delivery times and agile, streamlined companies will have a competitive advantage over Asian firms.
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Supercommittee Deal Prospects Appear To Fade

The bipartisan supercommittee enters the final weekend prior to its Nov. 23 deadline with little tangible progress to show for over two months of work. NPR's Andrea Seabrook tells guest host Linda Wertheimer that several of its members are huddling in Washington this weekend, trying to come up with a way to reduce the government's budget deficit.
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Europe Overthrows Politicians For Technocrats

The European debt crisis has driven politicians in Italy and Greece to turn to technocrats for leadership. What exactly is a technocrat? Will they be the silver bullets needed to help lift Europe out of its economic quagmire? Guest host Linda Wertheimer gets some answers from political scientists.
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'Is Europe Over?': A Look At The Region's Fate

Forecasts from the European Union suggest the 17-nation euro zone could be facing possible recession next year. Some analysts are considering the possible collapse of the euro zone. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with John Feffer of the Institute for Policy Studies about the precarious future of a unified Europe.

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