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

Boeing employees work on a plane engine at the company's factory in Everett, Wash. The Obama administration's corporate tax cut proposal would offer even deeper cuts for U.S. manufacturers like Boeing. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama's Corporate Tax Cut Plan Faces Uphill Battle

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Bailout Will Help Greece Meet Bond Obligations

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GOP presidential candidates (from left) Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul place their hands over their hearts during the national anthem at the start of a debate in Florida last month. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The GOP Elixir: Candidates Campaign On Tax Cuts

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Fed Keeps Short-Term Interest Rates Low

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Government Makes Arrests In Insider Trading Probe

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In 2010, Arizona sold 22 buildings in its state capitol complex to help deal with budget deficits. Gov. Jan Brewer recently asked representatives to buy back three of the buildings, including the State House of Representatives (right), as the state's financial situation has improved. The Old Arizona Capitol Building (left) was not part of the deal. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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States' Fiscal Future Starts To Look A Bit Brighter

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2 Foreign Firms Invest In U.S. Energy Sector

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A trader walks in New York City's financial district on Sept. 12, a day when stocks fell early based on fears that the Greek government would default, then rallied on news that China might buy Italian debt. This year, what sent the market into a tailspin often took place overseas. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Even Finish Masks Volatile Year For U.S. Economy

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The flower auction house in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, is one of the largest in the world — and a part of the country's strong export base. As Europe's debt crisis continues, the Dutch economy is feeling the effects of being heavily reliant on world trade. Pan Zhi/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Tied To Trade, Dutch Economy Falls With The Tide

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Robert Khuzami (right), director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Enforcement Division, announces that the SEC is charging six former top executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with securities fraud on Friday. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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SEC: Mortgage Execs Took Pains To Hide Risky Loans

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Central Banks Act Sends Stock Markets Soaring

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Judge Rejects Citigroup, SEC Settlement

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Prime Minister Mario Monti has promised to crack down on tax evaders as part of reforms needed to convince markets that Italy can pay its debts. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Avoiding The Tax Man Could Cost Italians Dearly

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Merck To Settle Charges Vioxx Was Illegally Promoted

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