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Who In The World Should Run The IMF?

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Visitors enjoy Pillar Point Beach in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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In Half Moon Bay, Deep Cuts Reshape City Hall

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IMF Chief Charged With Assaulting Hotel Maid

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Blighted Areas Now A Calif. Budget Battleground

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Hedge Fund Titan Guilty In Insider Trading Case

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Employers Add Jobs; Unemployment Climbs

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Commodity Prices Drop On Fears Of Slowing Economy

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Stocks Move Higher On Bin Laden's Death

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Exxon said its profits soared 69 percent during the first three months of 2011. Donna McWilliam/AP hide caption

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As Gas Prices Rise, Oil Company Tax Breaks Debated

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Politicians Put Positive Spin On Budget Battle Words

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High Deficit Could Hinder U.S. Credit Rating

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People try to browse at a supermarket with no electricity in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, Japan. Businesses are especially worried about weathering Japan's sweltering summers without air conditioning. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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Major Power Shortages Loom Over Japanese Firms

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Crisis Stalls Japan's Toyota City As Automakers Wait

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Blackouts A Hazard For Japanese Hospitals

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