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After adopting the euro, Greece borrowed huge sums of money. The country is now on the brink of a major default. "They're going to default ... it's now a question of how messy it will be," says writer Michael Lewis. His new book Boomerang looks at Greece and four other places affected by the financial crisis.

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Officials from Arizona-based First Solar and a New Mexico power company gather after the dedication of a new solar array in Albuquerque in April. Susan Montoya Bryan/AP hide caption

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