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Economy
5:43 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Greece Agrees To New Deal With EU Partners, IMF

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 6:31 am

The agreement will see Greece cut its debt by $51 billion, clearing the way for new loans of around $60 billion. Analysts say this makes it unlikely that Greece will default on its debt or pull out of Europe's currency, the Euro.

Iraq
5:25 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Iraqi Businesses Feel Pinch Of Iran's Economic Woes

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 6:31 am

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We've heard about how U.S. and European sanctions on Iran have caused that country's currency to plummet and how Iran is now buying up gold and trying to dump its own currency outside its borders. Well, Iran is part of a regional economy and the falling currency is starting to hurt at least one of Iran's neighbors. NPR's Kelly McEvers sent this report from southern Iraq.

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Remembrances
5:21 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Hope, Innovation: Remembering A Transplant Pioneer

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 6:31 am

Renee Montagne talks with Dr. Atul Gawande about the life and work of Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who performed the first successful organ transplant in 1954. Murray died Monday at age 93.

U.S.
5:20 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Tough Choices In Baltimore Housing Cleanup

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 6:31 am

Baltimore has thousands of abandoned houses. It also has one of the nation's most comprehensive programs to clean them up. It focuses on selling houses in neighborhoods near key employers and other attractions, and demolishes buildings in less viable areas of the city. But the plan requires government officials to make some hard choices about which neighborhoods are worth saving.

Europe
5:04 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Britain's Central Bank Picks Canadian As New Chief

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 6:31 am

The new head of the Bank of England is a Canadian — Mark Carney, currently Canada's central bank chief. It's the first time Britain has chosen a noncitizen to lead its central bank.

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