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A 1915 poster urged the British public to buy war bonds. The previous year, the Bank of England had concealed the failure of the first round of bond-selling. Thomas Bert/Library of Congress hide caption

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Georg Kapsch, President of the Federation of Austrian Industry, holds an issue of The Economist during a news conference in Vienna last year. Britain's Pearson PLC says it's in talks to sell its 50 percent share in The Economist Group. Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Copies of the Financial Times newspaper are displayed for a photograph in London. British publisher Pearson is selling the paper to Japanese media company Nikkei. Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last week, Luis Soto (right) and others waited in line at a jobs fair. He's been out of work for 1 1/2 years. Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America hide caption

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Federal Reserve policymakers meet

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