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Is China An Economic Miracle, Or A Bubble Waiting To Pop?

China's economy sailed through the financial crisis unscathed — at least in the short run.

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The Secret Document That Transformed China

In 1978, the farmers in a small Chinese village signed a secret contract. They thought it might get them executed. Instead, it wound up transforming China's economy.

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White House Kills Dollar Coin Program

More than 1 billion coins are sitting unwanted in government vaults. Ending the program will save an estimated $50 million a year.

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N.Y. Cheese Buyer Hangs On Euro's Fate

Most of the cheese at Murray's Cheese Shop comes from Europe. And the cheese buyer's bonus hinges on the future of the euro.

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