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The empty assembly line at the Duralex glassware factory in Orléans, France, on Nov. 15. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Europe fears its industries will jet to the U.S. as energy costs force plant closures

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Palù del Fersina's Mayor Franco Moar stands outside the town hall. The northern Italian village of 160 people is one of 21 villages across Italy that has been granted $20 million to combat population loss and boost the local economy. Palù del Fersina is one of three villages in the northern Trentino region where locals speak the Mòcheno language. Adam Raney/NPR hide caption

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Italy is spending hundreds of millions to save dying villages. Will it work?

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President Obama speaks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Concerns about a possible "Brexit" were floating in the air as British investors met with state economic teams at the two-day summit. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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A new BMW X4 vehicle is unveiled during a March 2014 news conference at the BMW manufacturing plant in Greer, S.C. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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Analysts Watch For Impacts Of European Economic Weakness On U.S.

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