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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras review an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Chancellery in Berlin March 23. Tsipras met Merkel on Monday evening, his first official visit, to discuss Greece's bailout and reform. Photo by      REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski.
    March 24, 2015   BY Mariana Mazzucato 

    Europe still hasn’t learned its lesson, argues author and economist Mariana Mazzucato in today’s Making Sen$e column. National governments continue to focus on cutting spending instead of investing in the kinds of public sector spending that have bolstered Europe’s strongest economies, including Germany. Continue reading

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    February 27, 2015  

    In our news wrap Friday, hours before the deadline, the House voted down a short-term funding bill that would have delayed a possible shutdown for the Department of Homeland Security. The Senate has passed a bill without immigration language that would fund the department through September. Also, a gunman in Tyrone, Missouri, killed seven people, before shooting himself. Continue reading

  • Greece's Finance Minister Varoufakis gives a news conference after an extraordinary euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels
    February 20, 2015  

    Greece received a four-month bailout aid extension deal, easing some worries about the global economy after tense negotiations over austerity measures and giving the Greek economy some temporary breathing room. Judy Woodruff speaks with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the terms of the agreement and which side has more leverage. Continue reading

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    February 19, 2015  

    In our news wrap Thursday, two patients at a UCLA hospital have died from a “superbug” outbreak that has infected at least seven people; 170 others may have been exposed. Also, an arctic blast swept through the South, reaching Florida’s gulf coast and obliterating low temperatures records. Continue reading

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    February 18, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, a UN report found that civilian deaths and injuries in Afghanistan rose by 22 percent last year. It also said more Afghans died in battles between the Taliban and government forces than from bombs, unlike previous years. Also, a Southern deep freeze caused ice-coated branches to take down power lines, leaving 250,000 people in the dark. Continue reading

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    February 17, 2015  

    The European Union has demanded that Greece agree to an extension bailout program by Friday or risk losing assistance altogether. The Greek finance minister called the plan absurd, but did not rule out a deal. Without an agreement, the current bailout will expire at the end of the month. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

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    January 28, 2015  

    In our News Wrap Wednesday, Hezbollah rocket fire killed two Israeli soldiers on the Israel-Lebanon border. The Israeli military fired back with airstrikes and artillery fire. Also, Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to be the next attorney general, went before the Senate for her confirmation hearing. Continue reading

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    As part of his ongoing reporting on Making Sense for financial news, Paul Solman examines — with some country and western flair — how Greece’s debt woes began and what’s being done to contain the problems from spreading throughout Europe and the world. Continue reading