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In Spain, Low Wages Become Increasingly Common

More than 1 in 5 people lives below the poverty line in Spain, which has the highest rate of unemployment in the eurozone — more than 21 percent. And an increasing number of Spaniards are making ends meet with low pay and no benefits.

President Clinton: 'There's Very Little Talk About What Actually Works'

The debate in Washington, says the former president, is "all about 'is the government good or bad or taxes always good or bad?' "

Greek Prime Minister Papandreou To Step Down

After a week of intense political drama played out on the world stage, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is expected to step down Monday. He will make way for a coalition government that's supposed to steer the country through austerity measures and save a bailout deal that is widely seen as Greece's last chance to preserve its economy.

Older Adults Are Now 47 Times Richer Than Those Under 35

In the U.S., the older population's net worth has gone up sharply in the past quarter century, while younger adults' wealth has declined. That news will add to the sense among many that times are tough for the nation's younger adults.

Who Benefits When A Private Prison Comes To Town?

Critics have long questioned the quality of private prisons and the promises of economic benefits where they are built. But proponents say private prisons not only save taxpayers money, but they also generate income for the surrounding community.

What The U.S. Got From A Euro-Focused Summit

President Obama comes back to Washington Saturday from the G-20 summit in France. NPR's Scott Horsley examines what the president achieved at the meeting, considering an agenda heavily overshadowed by the European debt crisis.

Greece Votes To Keep Its Head, For Now

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou survived a vote of confidence late Friday night after pledging he would step aside to form a broad coalition government. Yet, as NPR's Sylvia Poggioli tells host Scott Simon, it's still not clear whether Greece can create a new government.

Latest Jobs Numbers Not Great, But Not Bad, Either

The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment ticked down last month from 9.1 percent to 9 percent. Overall, job growth was modest, a continuation of a trend that's been with us all year. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's business correspondent Yuki Noguchi.

Generation X Divided Over 2012 Candidates

A new Pew survey finds that Gen Xers, now in their 30s and 40s, are feeling harder hit by the recession than other groups as they struggle to raise children and save for their own retirement. Always a diverse group, they are split in support for President Obama and Mitt Romney.