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Achtung Beer Drinkers: Munich's Brewers Need Bottles, Kegs For Oktoberfest

German beer drinkers are eagerly awaiting Sept. 22, when the first Oktoberfest beer barrel will be tapped in Munich. But when that happens, they might want to drink up — because the city's brewers are worried they won't be able to supply enough beer for the two-week party that will follow.
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European Central Bank Unveils Bond-Buying Plan

The European Central Bank announced Thursday that it will increase purchases of government bonds to bring down interest rates for heavily indebted countries in the eurozone. President Mario Draghi's plans were sharply criticized by some, who argue that the European Central Bank, unlike the U.S. Federal Reserve, has only one mandate — to keep prices stable and it isn't supposed to set interest rates.
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European Bond-Buying Plan May Not End Debt Crisis

Robert Siegel speaks with economist Ken Rogoff of Harvard University about the European Central Bank's announcement that it will buy some government bonds from eurozone countries to help resolve the ongoing debt crisis.
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A Bombing In Syria Wipes Out A Family, But A Baby Survives

One-year-old Hassan was discovered in the rubble of an apartment building in Aleppo, Syria, giving his rescuers a moment of hope on a sad day. His parents and other family members were killed by the helicopter strike.

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