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Bill Radke Oct 15, 2010

It’s the first time in more than three-and-a-half decades that Iran will lead the oil cartel. What does it mean for the rest of the world, and for the oil coming from OPEC?

While a lot of people wait for jobs, entrepreneurs make their own, by launching start-up companies. But investment in start-ups fell off during the recession, and it’s taking a while to come back.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is worried about expected cuts to Britain’s defense budget. She says all the NATO countries need to do their share.

In our ongoing series “Economy 4.0,” with David Brancaccio: The Case of the Community Indicators. You can glimpse how well our society’s doing with standard economic indicators like the Consumer Price Index. But one Colorado community wanted to go beyond the official statistics and get a better sense of what’s working and what’s not.

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