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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…
By Mariana Mazzucato
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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