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Japan Experiments with Negative Interest Rate
The Bank of Japan has enacted a negative interest rate policy for the first time in a bid to shore up the ailing economy. NTV's Mick Corliss reports the central idea is for banks to be penalized if they hold onto cash, thus banks will loan more aggressively, creating more incentive for people to invest and spend.
There has been much complaining as prices continue to climb. Click here to see the slideshow.
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Unemployment by the numbers
A look at the U.S. jobless data by state, by county, by sector and by yearly trend.
Cartoons: Bernanke's reign
Click to view political cartoons featuring U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Historic bear markets
The 2007-09 stock slide joins our list of notable bear markets of the past century.
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