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The European Central Bank, As Seen From A Bar On The Coast Of Spain

"Nobody's out buying bars right now," he says. "Banks in Spain are not lending a cent — a euro cent."
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Uncertainty Looms As Greek Debt Deadline Nears

For weeks, it has been assumed that the owners of Greek government bonds would go along with the bond swap deal that was worked out last month. Now there are signs that some bondholders don't like the size of the loss they're in for.
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D.C. Government To Pay For Private Sector On-The-Job Training

Unemployment is a persistent problem in the District, so city leaders are unveiling a program that would subsidize the salaries of out-of-work residents hired by local businesses.

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Obama Talks Manufacturing In North Carolina

President Obama traveled to North Carolina Wednesday, where he talked about the manufacturing sector. Melissa Block talks with Scott Horsley about the event.
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Housing Stalls Election-Year Economic Growth

President Obama began Tuesday's news conference talking about the U.S. housing market. He said in many ways the U.S. economy is getting stronger but millions of Americans can't find jobs, and millions more are having trouble paying the rent or mortgage.
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Lehman Exits Chapter 11, To Pay Creditors

When Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008, it was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history. More than three years later, Lehman is emerging from Chapter 11. The firm is really just back in business to liquidate itself. Lehman has about $65 billion in assets that it intends to distribute among its many creditors starting next month.
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Obama Counters Republican Strategies On Iran

President Obama held a wide-ranging news conference Tuesday. He bluntly challenged Republican critics of his Iran policy — saying the stakes are too high to let politics intrude. The news conference was designed to steal some of the spotlight from GOP presidential hopefuls on Super Tuesday.

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