The study did reveal widespread disparity in upward mobility based on geography. For those hoping to climb the economic ladder, San Francisco is one of the best places to live, the study found. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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On Sunday, Ireland became the first country to formally exit the bailout program funded by the International Monetary Fund and the European Union. Peter Muhly /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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