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Lagarde: Global recovery hinges on IMF reforms

Apr 2, 2014
Christine Lagarde on Congress' IMF vote: "Not exercising that leadership is a mistake."
Posted In: IMF, ukraine, Crimea, Russia, sanctions, global economy, recession
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A degree in hand, but a slow start up the career ladder

Mar 28, 2014
College graduates who started careers recently are having a hard time finding a good job.
Posted In: recession, career
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As luxury housing market rebounds, new mansions are more modest

Oct 21, 2013
In some markets, wealthy owners are buying smaller and less costly homes, but they aren't scaling back on luxe details inside their mansions.
Posted In: mansion, recession, Housing
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Spain wants to move back an hour to help pull its economy out of recession

Oct 1, 2013
Spain is hoping a little time travel will help its economic woes, but will it work?
Posted In: spain, Daylight Savings Time, Central European Time, recession, Eurozone
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Breaking away from the stock market masses

Jul 3, 2013
In the years climbing out of the great recession, regular investors were leary of buying stock, thrice burned, enduringly shy. But in the last six months, as the S&P 500 index has gone up 13 percent, the masses are back to buying.
Posted In: stock market, stocks, recession
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How the financial crisis messed up all our benchmarks

May 30, 2013
OMG! Mortgage rates are surging to 4 percent! The financial crisis and recession distorted our perception of what a normal benchmark should be.
Posted In: recession, benchmarks, mortgage
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In France, an encore for recession

May 15, 2013
France today entered a double-dip recession. It depends on exports to Italy and Spain and they, like many eurozone nations, are still feeling the pinch. Europe's slump is dragging down the global economy.
Posted In: France, Eurozone, recession
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Retail sales edge up in April

May 13, 2013
Did you buy a car or get some new clothes recently? You were not alone.
Posted In: Retail, Economy, recession
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What's behind the slow rise of health care costs? Our pocketbooks

May 7, 2013
Health care costs have been rising at a slower rate for the last four years. Why? Hint: The answer is not the recession.
Posted In: health care, recession
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Six things one listener did to ditch $20,000 in debt

May 6, 2013
Ten years ago, Marketplace Money listener Greg McKenna was over $20K in debt. Today, he's debt free and has a nest egg worth over $100,000. Here's how he did it.
Posted In: retirement savings, recession, debt

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