Katharine Hepburn (left) and Rossano Brazzi in Venice in David Lean's 1955 film Summertime. United Artists/Photofest hide caption

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On Location: A 'Summertime' Romance In Venice
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As Storm Looms, NYC Shuts Down Mass Transit
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Many of Bank of America's problems stem from its purchase of the subprime mortgage lender Countrywide Financial. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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A 'Good Deal' For BofA, A 'Great Deal' For Buffett
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High-speed trades that outpace human decision-making are unhealthy for the markets, critics say. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Computer-Driven Trading Causing Market Spikes?
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Weak Data, Economic Fears Provoke Stock Sell-Off
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Google plans to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in cash. At the end of 2010, Google was sitting on nearly $35 billion, and it's not alone. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Companies Sit On Cash; Reluctant To Invest, Hire
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Henry Street Settlement provides a range of social services for low-income New Yorkers, including a summer day camp for children. Corporate donations to the agency fell off after the 2008 financial crisis. Will Deitz/Henry Street Settlement hide caption

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Nonprofits Watch Anxiously As Market Wobbles
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Turbulence On Wall Street Pauses On An Upswing
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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress in July that the Fed was ready to act if the economy weakened. On Tuesday, the Fed announced it was prepared to keep interest rates low until at least mid-2013. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Fed May Need To Find New Tricks Up Its Sleeve
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House Speaker John Boehner House Majority Leader Eric Cantor answer questions during a press conference on a balanced budget amendment at the U.S. Capitol July 14, 2011. Economists say many conservatives believe the answer to the economy's woes is a dramatic reduction in spending, but that could be risky. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Does Government Debt Really Weaken The Economy?
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President Obama tours the Automotive Training Program at the Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria campus, in June, Va. Slower economic growth means fewer opportunities for U.S. companies, which in turn leads to less hiring. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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The Problem With A Slow-Growth Economy
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Financial Markets Seem Disinterested In Debt Discord
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Bank Of America Settles With Investors
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Fed Cuts Forecast For Growth
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