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Italy's Government Criticizes Debt Crisis Response

Italy's new Prime Minister Mario Monti has chosen a government and is hoping to win votes of confidence in it from both houses of Parliament. Despite his best efforts to forge ahead, investors remain skeptical. Monti also said he hopes Italy can contribute to the changes being made to the European financial system.

Why Germany Needs The Eurozone To Be A Success

Economist Nicolas Veron talks to Renee Montagne on why such a strong economic power like Germany would be motivated to be part of the European Union and the eurozone, which has economically weak members such as Greece and Spain. Denmark and the United Kingdom are both part of the EU, but opted out of using the euro.

Thousands Participate In Occupy Wall Street Protests

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across the country Thursday to mark two months since the Occupy Wall Street movement began. There were mostly peaceful demonstrations in Las Vegas, Washington, D.C. and Portland. There were arrests in Los Angeles and New York, where protesters tried to shut down Wall Street.

Would Supercommittee Failure Roil Markets?

The bipartisan committee still seems far from an agreement despite Wednesday's deadline. There's concern that if lawmakers don't make credible progress on reducing the budget deficit, the impact on Wall Street will be severe.

As The Protest Ends, What Now For Occupy Movement?

Occupy protesters coordinated rallies in several cities across the U.S. As a dramatic week came to a close for the protesters some said the movement was ready for a new phase.

Van Hollen: Deficit Panel Acting In Good Faith

A special deficit-reduction supercommittee has less than a week to go before a deadline to vote on a plan cutting the nation's deficits. Melissa Block talks to one of the members of the bipartisan panel, Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland.