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Economic Instability To Cause Further Problems In Egypt

Economic struggles were at the heart of the uprising that resulted in the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. For more on the market reaction to his downfall and the prospects for Egypt's economy, Renee Montagne talks with Farah Halime, an economic journalist and blogger based in Cairo.
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Are Things Too Cozy In London's 'City' Within A City?

If you think that government and the financial industry are a bit too friendly in the U.S., try England. London's version of Wall Street is called the City. And in the City, the line between government and corporate interests gets even blurrier. Critics say it's time for change.
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In Post-Coup Egypt, Morsi Allies Feel Effects

One day after Egypt's military deposed the nation's first democratically elected president, it began a crackdown on Mohammed Morsi's Islamist Muslim Brotherhood.
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What Lies Ahead For Egypt

Audie Cornish speaks with Michele Dunne, director of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East for analysis of the latest events in Egypt.
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Zimbabwe Braces For Upcoming Elections

After years of food shortages and drought, in a country that was once the breadbasket of southern Africa, Zimbabwe's crippled economy is recovering — after adopting the U.S. dollar as its currency. But memories of the violent elections in 2008 are fueling fears about security. The disputed vote ended in a power-sharing deal between President Robert Mugabe and his main opposition rival. The Zimbabwean leader has now proclaimed July 31 as election day. New York-based Human Rights Watch warns there's potential for more violence — unless key security and other reforms are brought in before the vote.
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Where The Mask Seen In Global Protests Is Made

The Guy Fawkes mask, popularized by the comic and movie V for Vendetta, has been donned by protesters in New York, Tunis and Rio. We look at one factory where they are made.
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Egypt Begins Dangerous New Phase As Interim Leader Steps In

The coup that removed democratically elected President Mohammed Morsi from office sets the stage for what could be violent protests by his supporters. Interim leader Adly Mansour is supposed to be in office only until new elections can be held.
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SoftBank Moves Closer To 78 Percent Stake In Sprint

SoftBank's acquisition of a majority stake in Sprint Nextel appears to have cleared a final hurdle. The FCC reportedly approved the deal on Wednesday. Regulatory approval is the last step before the mega deal can be completed.
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Obama Urges Egypt To Quickly Elect Next Civilian Government

The ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi by the country's armed forces presents a dilemma for the Obama administration: How to respond when a democratically elected leader is ousted. The U.S. gives the Egyptian military some $1.3 billion a year.
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Interim President To Guide Egypt After Morsi Is Overthrown

In the hours after the military overthrew the nation's first democratically elected civilian president, millions took to the streets to celebrate. The ouster ended a showdown in which the military warned the president to compromise with protesters — or else. The constitution has been suspended, and the military says an interim government will rule until new elections can be called.

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