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The Marketplace Report: Looking for Market Stability

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Fed Chief-in-Waiting Ben Bernanke

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Despite Hurricanes, U.S. Economy Posts Healthy Growth

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The Marketplace Report: Saudis Join WTO

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Baseball Stats and Fed Nominee Bernanke

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Russia Promotes Energy Resources in U.S.

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German Pushes Alternatives to Nuclear Energy

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Massachusetts Schools Try Out Longer Days

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The Marketplace Report: Britain's Bird Flu Alert

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'The Curse of Inca Gold': Mining Peru's Wealth

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Slate's Moneybox: Finances of the Future Fed Chief

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What to Expect from Bernanke at the Fed

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Bernanke Chosen to Succeed Fed's Greenspan

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Bush Picks Top Adviser Bernanke as Fed Chief

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