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Facing Austerity Measures, Italian Workers Strike

Workers across Italy go on strike as Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi scrambles to secure parliamentary backing for austerity measures vital to keep European Central Bank support.
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Eurozone Troubles Impact U.S. Economy

Investors are increasingly fearful that the Eurozone politicians are incapable of managing the continent's debt problems. The troubles in Europe coincide with a slowdown in the U.S. economy. The world's two largest economic regions are inextricably linked — and neither is moving in the right direction.
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Postmaster General Asks Congress For Help

The U.S. Postal Service was established in the eighteenth century. And it is now trying to figure out how to survive in the twenty-first. The postmaster general took his dire case to a Senate committee Tuesday. He said if Congress doesn't act fast, the Postal Service won't be able to keep paying its bills. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Tamara Keith.
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Romney Lays Out Job Creation Proposal

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered a jobs speech in Nevada Tuesday.
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At Work, Why Meanness Pays Off

A new study finds male workers deemed "agreeable" earn much less money than their tougher counterparts. There's a less pronounced pay difference for women. Study co-author Beth Livingston of Cornell University says managers do not realize that they're rewarding more hostile behavior. To explore the study and its ramifications, guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with Professor Livingston and Tell Me More's regular finance expert Alvin Hall.
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Panel To Take First Steps Toward Deficit Reduction

As Congress returns to work, so do questions about the supercommittee. That's the panel created last month to avert a government default by promising a dramatic deficit reduction plan by Thanksgiving.
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Obama Previews Jobs Plan In Detroit

President Obama is trying to rally public support for the jobs program he'll spell out to Congress later this week. At a Labor Day rally in Detroit Monday, Obama offered a sneak preview of parts of the plan. Labor leaders said they're encouraged by the president's new-found aggressiveness on the jobs front.

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