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Recession Nips At The Heels Of A Slow-Poke Recovery

Since January, the U.S. economy has been hit by a series of external shocks that brought a modest recovery nearly to a halt. The slowdown, however, may have been under way even before the shocks took place.
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Nobel For Economics Awarded To Two U.S. Professors

Two professors from U.S. universities shared the Nobel Prize in economics. Thomas Sargent of New York University, and Christopher Sims of Princeton were announced Monday as the winners. The two are sharing the prize for their research into policy tools and their effects on the economy.
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U.S. Economists Sargent, Sims Win 2011 Nobel Prize

Americans Thomas Sargent of New York University and Christopher Sims of Princeton University have won the Nobel prize in economics. In awarding the $1.5 million prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited the researchers "for their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy."
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2 U.S. Economists Win 2011 Nobel Economy Prize

Thomas Sargent of New York University and Christopher A. Sims of Princeton University have won the Nobel Prize in economics. They won for their research on macroeconomics.
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Opposition Remains As Key Vote On Jobs Bill Nears

The Senate holds a vote Tuesday on taking up President Obama's jobs legislation. But fierce Republican opposition both to the bill and how it's paid for leaves slim prospects of it going any further.

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