California In Crisis California's economy is roughly the size of Italy's, but the state is broke, and there are no easy fixes — just painful cuts ahead. In a multipart series, NPR examines the factors that have brought the state to the brink of ruin. Will the federal government ultimately be forced to come to the rescue? And if not, will California drag down the national economy?

Calif., Nev. Battle Over Who Is Worse For Business

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Try Before You Buy: Howard Cross of Grass Valley, Calif., reads the paper as he waits in line on the desk chair he plans to purchase at California's Garage Sale Thursday. Max Whittaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Cash In Cali: Schwarzenegger Holds Garage Sale

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California Cities Prepare To Pony Up

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California Pensions Forcing Cities Into Bankruptcy

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California Ballot Measure Targets Illegal Immigrants

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California's Governor: Just A Guy Passing Through?

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California Budget Held Captive By State Prisons

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California Budget Woes Worry Some On Welfare

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California Schools Quake From Budget Cuts

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California's Politicians Point To Governing Paralysis

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Preview: Former Calif. Governors View Crisis

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Californians Hold The Power Of The Proposition

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