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Who's Still Poor? Who's Made It To Middle Income? Pew Has New Data

The global middle class is growing ... but slowly. (A lot of the credit goes to China.) And more than 70 percent of the world's population still falls below what would be considered "middle" income.
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JPMorgan Chase Fined $136M Over How It Collects Debt

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says the bank "sold bad credit card debt and robo-signed documents in violation of law."
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China's Economic Downturn Needs To Happen To Boost Consumption

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist with Silvercrest Asset Management group, about the Chinese stock market and the impact on the U.S. and global economy.
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Lead Prosecutor Brings Gandhi-Like Attitude To Brazil's Corruption Scandal

In Brazil, one of the biggest corruption scandals in its history has an unlikely hero. He is a 35-year-old Harvard educated lawyer who says his inspiration is Gandhi.
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Glitches Galore: A Brief History Of Technical Problems On Wall Street

Computer-related problems on the New York Stock Exchange halted trading for more than three hours on Wednesday, but it was not a one-off.
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A Day Filled With Market Jitters, But Not Panic

If you were thinking about stuffing your money into your mattress, Wednesday gave you plenty of reasons to do so. But if you're an optimistic investor, the day gave you new reasons to be confident.
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NYSE Halts Trading After Computer System Issues

A problem with the New York Stock Exchange's computer system forced the exchange to halt trading in all securities on Wednesday morning. NYSE-listed stocks continued trading on alternative exchanges, and prices did not plunge. But the shutdown is a huge black eye for the NYSE.
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Greeks Brace For Shortages At Home, Await Word On Fate From Abroad

Greeks are increasingly worried as they confront an eighth day of closed banks and limited withdrawals. Meanwhile, people are running short of money for essentials.
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Greece's Tsipras Tells EU Leaders He Wants 'Socially Just' Solution To Crisis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appeared before European Parliament on Wednesday to propose what he called a "fair and viable solution" to the country's economic crisis.
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Trading Resumes On New York Stock Exchange

Trading on the exchange was halted at 11:32 a.m. and restored at approximately 3:10 p.m. ET. The NYSE said the issue was technical and not due to malicious activity.

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