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Barry Disparages 'Dirty' Asian-Owned Businesses

Former D.C. Mayor and Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry has fielded criticism for comments he made at a victory party Tuesday about the need to remove Asian-owned businesses that he describes as "dirty."


State Government Takes Financial Reins In Detroit

Detroit has reached an agreement with the state of Michigan that the Motor City hopes will help it avoid going bankrupt.

Just How Strong Is The Job Market?

The government's monthly employment report Friday could help answer a key question about the economy: Will the recently strong job growth slow once employers finish replacing the people they fired during the depths of the recession?

Debt Struggles As Old As America Itself

Bitter debates about the national debt date back to the earliest days of the Republic, economist Simon Johnson says. Back then, the nation's failure to borrow was the problem. In White House Burning, Johnson and co-author James Kwack explore the meaning of the national debt and prospects for managing it.
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Friday News Roundup - International

A panel of journalists joins Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.