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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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A Look At Iowa's First Majority Hispanic Town

Census figures show the Hispanic population in the largely white state of Iowa, while only 5 percent, has almost doubled since 2000. In tiny West Liberty, the mayor says half the local businesses are probably Hispanic-owned. The town's dual language program in schools is also attracting residents from nearby cities.
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A Single Hire Is A Big Deal To A Small Business

When business was booming, Rusty George hired like crazy. Then, he had to lay off half his staff. Now the marketing executive is much more cautious about hiring, calculating the cost to add an employee down to how much more coffee he'll need to buy.
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When A Country Defaults, Who Comes Knocking?

We all know what happens when individuals stop paying their bills. It's an onslaught of angry letters, pestering phone calls and bankruptcy paperwork. But what about when an entire country can't pay the bills? Argentina's default in 2001 is a nightmare scenario for lenders warily looking at Europe's crisis.

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