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Central Banks Act Sends Stock Markets Soaring

The major central banks of the world moved Wednesday to prevent a banking crisis in Europe. They're providing more liquidity to the European banking system in hopes that big banks there will remain solvent and continue to make loans. The coordinated move by the central banks sent stock markets soaring. But it will not even begin to fix Europe's fundamental economic problems.

Occupy Chicago: A 'Dry Run' For Upcoming Summits

In Chicago, city officials and demonstrators say the recent Occupy Chicago protests are a sort of dry run for next year's simultaneous NATO and G-8 summit meetings.
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Lincoln Biopic: Spielberg Film Brings Local Opportunities

In the first part of a three-part series, reporters explore the opportunities and financial boon brought to Richmond by the filming of Steven Spielberg's biopic about Abraham Lincoln.


What The U.S. Can Learn From Upbeat Brazil

Amid continued political gridlock in Washington, New York Times Columnist Anand Giridharadas says governments should depoliticize the economy. He recently reported in Brazil, where he says jobs and yacht sales are up, and young locals are ecstatic about the future. He speaks with host Michel Martin.

Scores Of British Workers Protest Austerity Measures

More than 2 million public sector workers in Britain are expected to participate in Wednesday's strike to protest pension cutbacks. Thirty trade unions will join in, hitting public services from health, garbage and tax collection to schools, ports and airports.

Central Banks Join To Battle Credit Crisis, Stocks Surge

By adding "liquidity" to the world's markets, the central banks aim to keep credit flowing.

Employers Added 206,000 Jobs This Month, Report Signals

The increase in the ADP National Employment Report was well above economists' expectations. And it could be a sign that Friday's news from the government on November job growth will also be positive.