Jim Zarroli Jim Zarroli is a business reporter for NPR News, based at NPR's New York bureau.

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is widely considered Europe's first choice for the now-vacant position of IMF chief. Jacques Brinon/AP hide caption

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Who In The World Should Run The IMF?

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Visitors enjoy Pillar Point Beach in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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In Half Moon Bay, Deep Cuts Reshape City Hall

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IMF Chief Charged With Assaulting Hotel Maid

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Blighted Areas Now A Calif. Budget Battleground

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Hedge Fund Titan Guilty In Insider Trading Case

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Employers Add Jobs; Unemployment Climbs

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Exxon said its profits soared 69 percent during the first three months of 2011. Donna McWilliam/AP hide caption

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As Gas Prices Rise, Oil Company Tax Breaks Debated

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Politicians Put Positive Spin On Budget Battle Words

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High Deficit Could Hinder U.S. Credit Rating

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Japan's Nuclear Crisis Takes Its Toll On Utility

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Republicans are once again trying to eliminate money for public broadcasting. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Defunding Public Media: Disaster Or Opportunity?

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Frog Design and ECOtality created the Blink family of recharging stations for the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf and other electric vehicles. frogdesign.com hide caption

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Silicon Valley Job Outlook Brighter, Still Cloudy

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Raj Rajaratnam, the billionaire founder of the Galleon Group, a major hedge fund, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York in February. Louis Lanzano/AP hide caption

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Wiretaps May Play Big Role In Insider Trading Case

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Wall Street Bonuses Fell From 2009 Level

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Oil Prices Reflect Fears Unrest Will Spread

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