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The European Central Bank's Guide To Influence

As heavily indebted European countries have seen their options dwindle, the ECB has flexed its muscle — and not always subtly.

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Three Ways To Stop A Bank Run

On today's show, we walk through the three things you can do to stop a bank run — and figure out what options are left for Europe.

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