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A European Solution Germany Can Feel Good About

There are basically two solutions to the European debt crisis. The problem is there's a barrier blocking both these potential solutions — a certain European country known for its beer and brats — Germany.
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Pounding The Pavement As A Former Prisoner

A man talks about the choices he made on a single day in the 1970s, and how they still haunt him today.
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Serendipitous Encounter Transforms An African Immigrant's Life

A chance meeting on a District street corner forever changed the life of a Kenyan man who had fallen on hard times.

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Will Eurozone Countries Give Up Control Of Budgets?

European leaders are considering a major step toward ending the region's debt crisis. They hope that by agreeing to tougher penalties for countries that break budget rules, they can entice the European Central Bank to do more to stem the crisis. But are countries willing to give up control of their budgets to preserve the eurozone?
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GOP, Obama Dispute How To Pay For Tax Holiday

Gene Sperling, head of the president's National Economic Council, talks to Steve Inskee about extending the payroll tax cut. The Obama administration is pushing Congress to extend the cut before it expires at the end of the year. Republicans are expected to vote no because it calls for a tax on the wealthy.
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Obama Uses Pa. Trip To Push Tax Cut Extension

At a high school in Scranton, Pa., Wednesday, President Obama exhorted Republicans in Congress to extend the pay roll tax cut. He said putting money in the pockets of working people is more important than partisan politics.
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Setbacks And Surprises Part Of The Deal For A Startup

The roller-coaster ride for one Seattle startup continues. One co-founder has left, the company may have to change its name, and the entrepreneurs have raised far less money than they had hoped. Despite all that, the team isn't giving up.

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