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Jim Zarroli

Jim Zarroli appears in the following:

Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal

Friday, July 31, 2015

Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.

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For Greece's Farmers, Growing Pressure To Be More Competitive

Monday, July 27, 2015

Greece grows plenty of good agricultural products, but has trouble competing internationally. Many in Greece say it's time for the farm sector to modernize.

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Struggling Greek Businesses Choked By Money Controls

Friday, July 24, 2015

They're facing a double whammy. Not only do customers have less money to spend, but businesses can no longer pay their foreign suppliers for goods and raw materials. Many fear they'll have to close.

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Can Greece Get A Handle On Its Notorious Tax System?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A big problem for Greece as it attempts to climb out of its fiscal hole is its corrupt and inefficient tax system. The tax code is maddeningly complex and evasion is high.

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Greeks Still Face Transaction Limits After Banks Reopen

Monday, July 20, 2015

In Greece, banks reopened Monday for the first time in three weeks, allowing customers to make deposits. But people still face severe withdrawal limits in an effort to keep money inside the country.

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Beyond A Bailout: Greece Needs Debt Relief, IMF Says

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Greece is so saddled with debt it probably can't turn its economy around for years, the International Monetary Fund says. But writing down debt would require an OK from Germany, which has opposed it.

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Wisconsin's Rebound: Less Impressive Than It Seems?

Monday, July 13, 2015

When Scott Walker was first elected governor, Wisconsin's unemployment rate was over 8 percent. It's fallen to 4.4 percent. But there's debate over whether Walker deserve credit for the rebound.

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Trading Suspension Highlights New York Stock Exchange's Shrinking Influence

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The New York Stock Exchange opened normally Thursday, after computer problems forced the exchange to shut down for much of the day on Wednesday.

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NYSE Tech Failure Underscores Vulnerability Of Financial Markets

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Trading was abruptly halted Wednesday and remained shut down for more than 3.5 hours. A computer glitch was blamed. The White House said it was satisfied that there was no malice behind what happened.

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NYSE Halts Trading After Computer System Issues

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

A problem with the New York Stock Exchange's computer system forced the exchange to halt trading in all securities on Wednesday morning. NYSE-listed stocks continued trading on alternative exchanges, and prices did not plunge. But the shutdown is a huge black eye for the NYSE.

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The Global Financial Crisis Did A Real Number On Greece's Economy

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Greece and its European creditors remain at a stalemate. European leaders say without changes, they won't provide any more aid. Greek banks are closed - unable to get the cash they need to operate.

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Debt Crisis Puts The Squeeze On Greece's Banks

Friday, July 03, 2015

The country's banks could hardly be in a more precarious position. The European Central Bank has stopped lending Greece money and a referendum Sunday could spell the country's exit from the eurozone.

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In June Jobs Report, Positive Numbers Belie Frustrations Beneath Surface

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Employers added 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent. But wage growth was flat, and the drop in the unemployment rate had a lot to do with people leaving the workforce.

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Jobs Report Expected To Show 'Stronger Momentum' In Economy

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Economists surveyed by Reuters are predicting that employers added about 230,000 jobs to their payrolls in June. That's less than the month before but still a pretty strong showing.

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How Default Could Push Greece Out Of The Eurozone

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

After missing a loan payment, Greece is one step closer to the possibility of quitting the euro, analysts say. And, they say, the crisis poses a danger to the eurozone itself.

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Like Greece, Cash-Strapped Puerto Rico Needs A Fiscal Lifeline

Monday, June 29, 2015

Is Puerto Rico America's Greece? Like Greece, Puerto Rico is running out of money and needs more time to pay its bills. There are many similarities, but also important differences.

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Economic Crisis Looms For Puerto Rico, Report Says

Sunday, June 28, 2015

A report obtained by NPR paints a bleak portrait of Puerto Rico's economic future, saying its deficit is much larger than previously thought.

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As Tastes Shift, Food Giant General Mills Gets A Makeover

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

General Mills is one of the world's most successful food companies, with iconic brands like Green Giant. But fast-changing tastes are forcing it and other food firms to innovate to stay relevant.

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EU Leaders Consider Economic Reform Proposal To Prevent Greek Default

Monday, June 22, 2015

European leaders met Monday in a last-ditch effort to keep Greece from defaulting on loan payments that are due soon. There was no resolution, but both sides will reconvene later this week.

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Summit To Concentrate On Greece's Impending Deadline To Repay IMF Loan

Monday, June 22, 2015

Eurozone leaders are to meet in Brussels on Monday in a hastily called summit aimed at resolving the Greek debt crisis. Greece has until the end of the month to make a huge debt payment to the IMF.

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