Can Japan Overcome Economic Hurdles?
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Japan's Fishing Industry Crushed By Tsunami
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Advertising boards on buildings are seen without illumination at Tokyo's Shibuya district. Rolling blackouts are crippling a number of industries. Miho Takahashi/AP hide caption

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A Country Divided: Japan's Electric Bottleneck
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A worker assembles a Nissan Leaf electric vehicle at the company's Oppama plant in Yokosuka, Japan. Auto plants are reopening, but getting parts remains a challenge. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Just In Time' Manufacturing Tested By Japan Crisis
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People line up to buy tickets for the earliest possible flight Friday at Narita International Airport. Koki Nagahama/Getty Images hide caption

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Leaving Japan: Nuclear Fears Send Americans Packing
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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi speaks to supporters in Tripoli on Wednesday. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Gadhafi's Frozen Assets: $32 Billion And Counting
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February Jobs Report Shows Robust Payroll Growth
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A farmer harvests a corn crop near Monticello, Ill., last September. The price of wheat and corn jumped 70 percent in the second half of 2010. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Soaring Food Prices Hit Poor Countries, Spur Farmers
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President Obama's budget is expected to include plans for spending on new initiatives and dramatically cutting some programs. Copies of Obama's fiscal 2011 budget are seen above. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Budget May Take Small Steps Toward Deficit Cuts
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Is There Room For Bullishness On Jobs Data?
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A vendor pulls his trolley past Egyptian army soldiers sitting and standing atop armored personnel carriers in Cairo on Saturday. But in Egypt, jobs are hard to come by. Most Egyptians live on about $2 a day, according to Isobel Coleman, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. And the college educated face a 30 percent unemployment rate. Victoria Hazou/AP hide caption

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Empty Pockets Stoked Discontent In Egypt, Tunisia
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Financial Crisis Panel Divided Along Political Lines
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Chinese President Hu Jintao and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley visit the Walter Payton College Preparatory school in Chicago. Chris Walker/AP hide caption

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U.S. Has New Attitude Toward Asian Challenger
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President Obama meets with China's President Hu Jintao on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Seoul, South Korea, in November. The Chinese leader comes to Washington this week. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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U.S., China Leaders To Focus On Economic Frictions
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Labor Department: Jobless Rate Dropped In December
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