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PODCAST: The annual dance with default

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:35

First up: After a rally Thursday, the stocks were trending down in the first hours of trading Friday. We check in with Christopher Lowe from FTN Financial to talk falling wholesale prices, raising oil production and reading the Fed's tea leaves. Then, the federal government will begin its almost-annual dance with default on Sunday: the debt ceiling is back. Finally, on the second anniversary of Pope Francis' election, we look at how the Pope has reformed the Church's finances and the work he has yet to do on the Vatican Bank.

France Wins Battle Against Belgium's Plan For A Waterloo Coin

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:18

A two-euro coin commemorating the bicentennial of Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat will not be widely released, after French objections over what it called a "negative symbol."

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