German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiles after the Lower House of German parliament Bundestag in Berlin passed the Euro fund bill.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiles after the Lower House of German parliament Bundestag in Berlin passed the Euro fund bill. - 
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Tess Vigeland: And finally to this week's Marketplace Money Piggy Award. Our little blue plastic friend is heading to BERLIN! Specifically, the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who not only saved money this week, she arguably saved an entire currency. For now.

Merkel pushed through an expansion of a bailout fund for eurozone countries teetering on the edge of insolvency. We don't know that it will solve all the problems over there -- or here for that matter -- but at least it's something. All I ask is that you not turn our friend into bratwurst.

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