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As Leaders Meet To Save Euro, Nations Face Trade-Off

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Federal Reserve Cuts Back U.S. Growth Forecast

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Investors Look To The Fed For An Economic Boost

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Investors Breathe Sigh Of Relief After Greek Voting

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Initial Relief Over Spain's Bailout Fades To Worry

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Federal Reserve Predicts Moderate Economic Growth

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European Debt Woes Cast Pall Over U.S. Economy

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New U.S. Jobs Report Sends Dow Sliding

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Kevin Hill, a San Diego landscape designer, was doing well financially before the downturn. Now, he says he feels "lost." John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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On The Economic Ladder, Rungs Move Further Apart

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'Dire Consequences' If Greece Exits Euro

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Bond Market Shrugs Off France's Presidential Vote

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People wait in a line at a job fair on April 10, 2012, in Gresham, Ore. Employment grew by 115,000 last month, but the unemployment rate dip was likely due to people leaving the workforce rather than people getting hired, analysts say. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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On Jobs, Bad News Is Bad. The Good News Is Bad, Too

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Federal Reserve To Keep Interest Rates Low

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