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Debt

Mar 26, 2014 — Greece, the country we all worried might take down the euro and Europe, may finally be ready to turn around.
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Mar 21, 2014 — Greece's economy is expected to rebound this year. But for one couple living in Athens, things don't feel better.
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Nov 7, 2013 — Regulators are cracking down on payday loans, leading some companies like Western Sky to shut down their loan operations.
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Oct 18, 2013 — I bought a Treasury bill on Tuesday, before Congress made the debt-ceiling deal. It was unclear whether I would get paid back on time.
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Oct 10, 2013 — If Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling soon, the U.S. government won't be able to pay its debts. Here's who won't get paid if the government defaults.
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Oct 10, 2013 — Whatever happens to a the global economy, one thing is clear: If the U.S. defaults, people all over the world who have loaned the government money won't get paid on time.
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Oct 7, 2013 — If the government stops paying off its debts, people might rush to lend the government money. Here's why that may happen — and why, in the long run, it would be a problem.
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Sep 10, 2013 — In his New York Times Magazine column this week, Adam Davidson writes about the implications of another close call on the debt ceiling.
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Jul 26, 2013 — On today's show, we go see what happened to all the big dreams Detroit has had over the years.
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Apr 19, 2013 — This week, a grad student found a simple error in one of the most famous economics studies of the past several years. Should this change the way we think about economic research?
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