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California In Crisis: On The Verge of A Cash Collapse

California's economy is roughly the size of Italy's, but the state is broke, and there are no easy fixes — just painful cuts ahead. In a multipart series, NPR examines the factors that have brought the state to the brink of ruin. Will the federal government ultimately be forced to come to the rescue? And if not, will California drag down the national economy?

 

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