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D.C. Unemployment Program Reaches 3,000 Hires

D.C.'s One City One Hire program has helped placed more than 3,000 District residents, with a large portion coming from the wards feeling unemployment most strongly.

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Is Housing Sector Getting Better? Increase In Starts May Signal It Is

There was a 2.6 percent increase in housing starts in April from March, the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development say.
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Political Limbo May Further Erode Greece's Stability

Greece will hold new elections next month after leaders failed to form a government this week. The political uncertainty has raised fears that the heavily indebted country will be forced to exit the eurozone.
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Portugal Looks Back On 1 Year Since Its Bailout

In Portugal, austerity has meant up to a 30 percent pay cut for civil servants. Unemployment is at more than 15 percent, and the economy continues to shrink. The European Union recently warned the Portuguese people may have to sacrifice even more.
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Debt Ceiling Debate Is Revived In Washington

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned on Tuesday that the U.S. will likely hit its debt limit sometime before the end of the year. At the same event in Washington, House Speaker John Boehner promised that any increase in the nation's debt ceiling would have to be accompanied by corresponding budget reductions. .
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Greeks To Head Back To Ballot Box After Talks Fail

Greece will hold new elections after political leaders failed to agree on a governing coalition to run the economically-troubled country. In the meantime, a caretaker government will manage the country until the new vote can be held next month.
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Hollande Talks Austerity With Merkel On First Day

Robert Siegel talks to Sylvie Kauffman, editorial director of the French daily Le Monde and Josef Joffe, editor of the German weekly, Die Zeit and senior fellow at Stanford University. They discuss Tuesday's meeting between Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel.

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