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  •  - Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, addresses the annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf

    Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, addresses the annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf

    Posted: 3/20/2012 5:03:26 AM EST
    Olaf Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, addresses the annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf March 20, 2012. Germany's Metro AG, the world's fourth-largest retailer, forecast flat profit this year due to a stuttering global economy and costs from expanding its cash-and-carry and consumer electricals stores businesses. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 3/19/2012 8:25:45 AM EST
    In this March 15, 2012 photo, trader Kenneth Polcari works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. European stocks eked out some modest gains Friday, March 16, ahead of another round of U.S. economic data, that should shed some further light on whether the recovery in the world's largest economy continues to pick up steam. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
  •  - Former British Prime Minister Major listens to Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Stevens at luncheon in Hong Kong

    Former British Prime Minister Major listens to Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Stevens at luncheon in Hong Kong

    Posted: 3/19/2012 2:01:28 AM EST
    Former British Prime Minister John Major listens to Glenn Stevens, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, as he speaks during a luncheon of Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong March 19, 2012. Australia's top central banker on Monday said the economy was not doing too badly but further restructuring would be needed to boost productivity, something that was outside the scope of monetary policy. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS PROFILE)
  •  - Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Stevens attends Asian Investment Conference as keynote speaker in Hong Kong

    Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Stevens attends Asian Investment Conference as keynote speaker in Hong Kong

    Posted: 3/19/2012 1:58:10 AM EST
    Glenn Stevens, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, attends a luncheon as a keynote speaker during Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong March 19, 2012. Australia's top central banker on Monday said the economy was not doing too badly but further restructuring would be needed to boost productivity, something that was outside the scope of monetary policy. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS PROFILE)
  •  - Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Stevens attends Asian Investment Conference as keynote speaker in Hong Kong

    Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Stevens attends Asian Investment Conference as keynote speaker in Hong Kong

    Posted: 3/19/2012 1:56:43 AM EST
    Glenn Stevens, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, attends a luncheon as a keynote speaker during Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong March 19, 2012. Australia's top central banker on Monday said the economy was not doing too badly but further restructuring would be needed to boost productivity, something that was outside the scope of monetary policy. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS PROFILE)
  •  - Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Stevens attends Asian Investment Conference as keynote speaker in Hong Kong

    Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Stevens attends Asian Investment Conference as keynote speaker in Hong Kong

    Posted: 3/19/2012 1:54:07 AM EST
    Glenn Stevens, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, attends a luncheon as a keynote speaker during Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong March 19, 2012. Australia's top central banker on Monday said the economy was not doing too badly but further restructuring would be needed to boost productivity, something that was outside the scope of monetary policy. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS PROFILE)
  •  - President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Luis Moreno looks on during a Reuters interview in Montevideo

    President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Luis Moreno looks on during a Reuters interview in Montevideo

    Posted: 3/18/2012 11:38:18 AM EST
    President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Luis Moreno looks on during a Reuters interview in Montevideo, March 17, 2012. The IADB, in its latest annual outlook released on Sunday, said the region's fortunes would depend in large part on prices for commodities and demand from its biggest buyer - China. The economy of Latin America and the Caribbean should grow 3.6 percent this year, down from recent rates above 5 percent as slower expansion in China, a soft recovery in the United States and debt woes in Europe weigh on the global economy. Picture taken March 17, 2012. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Luis Moreno gestures during a Reuters interview in Montevideo

    President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Luis Moreno gestures during a Reuters interview in Montevideo

    Posted: 3/18/2012 11:35:21 AM EST
    President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Luis Moreno gestures during a Reuters interview in Montevideo, March 17, 2012. The IADB, in its latest annual outlook released on Sunday, said the region's fortunes would depend in large part on prices for commodities and demand from its biggest buyer - China. The economy of Latin America and the Caribbean should grow 3.6 percent this year, down from recent rates above 5 percent as slower expansion in China, a soft recovery in the United States and debt woes in Europe weigh on the global economy. Picture taken March 17, 2012. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Luis Moreno reacts during a Reuters interview in Montevideo

    President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Luis Moreno reacts during a Reuters interview in Montevideo

    Posted: 3/18/2012 11:30:53 AM EST
    President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Luis Moreno reacts during a Reuters interview in Montevideo, March 17, 2012. The IADB, in its latest annual outlook released on Sunday, said the region's fortunes would depend in large part on prices for commodities and demand from its biggest buyer - China. The economy of Latin America and the Caribbean should grow 3.6 percent this year, down from recent rates above 5 percent as slower expansion in China, a soft recovery in the United States and debt woes in Europe weigh on the global economy. Picture taken March 17, 2012. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Luis Moreno gestures during a Reuters interview in Montevideo

    President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Luis Moreno gestures during a Reuters interview in Montevideo

    Posted: 3/18/2012 11:29:42 AM EST
    President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Luis Moreno gestures during a Reuters interview in Montevideo, March 17, 2012. The IADB, in its latest annual outlook released on Sunday, said the region's fortunes would depend in large part on prices for commodities and demand from its biggest buyer - China. The economy of Latin America and the Caribbean should grow 3.6 percent this year, down from recent rates above 5 percent as slower expansion in China, a soft recovery in the United States and debt woes in Europe weigh on the global economy. Picture taken March 17, 2012. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - German Economy Minister Roesler listens to Finance Minister Schaeuble during Germany's Federal Assembly in Berlin

    German Economy Minister Roesler listens to Finance Minister Schaeuble during Germany's Federal Assembly in Berlin

    Posted: 3/18/2012 7:57:36 AM EST
    German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler (R) listens to Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble during Germany's Federal Assembly in Berlin, March 18, 2012. Joachim Gauck is poised to become Germany's third president in just two years on Sunday after winning support from the country's main political parties, but the feisty theologian may prove an awkward partner for Chancellor Angela Merkel. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - German Economy Minister Roesler listens to Chancellor Merkel before the start of Germany's Federal Assembly in Berlin

    German Economy Minister Roesler listens to Chancellor Merkel before the start of Germany's Federal Assembly in Berlin

    Posted: 3/18/2012 7:12:49 AM EST
    German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler (L) listens to Chancellor Angela Merkel before the start of Germany's Federal Assembly in Berlin, March 18, 2012. Joachim Gauck is poised to become Germany's third president in just two years on Sunday after winning support from the country's main political parties, but the feisty theologian may prove an awkward partner for Chancellor Angela Merkel. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - German Economy Minister Roesler listens to Chancellor Merkel before the start of Germany's Federal Assembly in Berlin

    German Economy Minister Roesler listens to Chancellor Merkel before the start of Germany's Federal Assembly in Berlin

    Posted: 3/18/2012 7:12:19 AM EST
    German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler (L) listens to Chancellor Angela Merkel before the start of Germany's Federal Assembly in Berlin, March 18, 2012. Joachim Gauck is poised to become Germany's third president in just two years on Sunday after winning support from the country's main political parties, but the feisty theologian may prove an awkward partner for Chancellor Angela Merkel. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - German Economy Minister Roesler arrives for church service at French Cathedral before Germany's presidential election in Berlin

    German Economy Minister Roesler arrives for church service at French Cathedral before Germany's presidential election in Berlin

    Posted: 3/18/2012 4:35:13 AM EST
    REFILE - CORRECTING DATE - German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler arrives for a church service at the French Cathedral before Germany's presidential election in Berlin March 18, 2012. Joachim Gauck is poised to become Germany's third president in just two years on Sunday after winning support from the country's main political parties, but the feisty theologian may prove an awkward partner for Chancellor Angela Merkel. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - German Economy Minister Roesler arrives for church service at French Cathedral before Germany's presidential election in Berlin

    German Economy Minister Roesler arrives for church service at French Cathedral before Germany's presidential election in Berlin

    Posted: 3/18/2012 4:25:33 AM EST
    German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler arrives for a church service at the French Cathedral before Germany's presidential election in Berlin March 17, 2012. Joachim Gauck is poised to become Germany's third president in just two years on Sunday after winning support from the country's main political parties, but the feisty theologian may prove an awkward partner for Chancellor Angela Merkel. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - IMF Managing Director Lagarde speaks at a news conference after the China Development Forum 2012 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing

    IMF Managing Director Lagarde speaks at a news conference after the China Development Forum 2012 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing

    Posted: 3/18/2012 1:39:20 AM EST
    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at a news conference after attending the China Development Forum 2012 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, March 18, 2012. China cannot delay reforms to rebalance its economy and will set policies to achieve relatively fast growth and stable prices that should help total trade maintain double digit growth this year, Vice Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
  •  - China's Vice Premier Li Keqiang delivers a speech during the China Development Forum 2012 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing

    China's Vice Premier Li Keqiang delivers a speech during the China Development Forum 2012 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing

    Posted: 3/18/2012 1:37:26 AM EST
    China's Vice Premier Li Keqiang (R) waves as he arrives at the China Development Forum 2012 with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, March 18, 2012. China cannot delay reforms to rebalance its economy and will set policies to achieve relatively fast growth and stable prices that should help total trade maintain double digit growth this year, Vice Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
  •  - China's Vice Premier Li Keqiang delivers a speech during the China Development Forum 2012 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing

    China's Vice Premier Li Keqiang delivers a speech during the China Development Forum 2012 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing

    Posted: 3/18/2012 1:36:02 AM EST
    China's Vice Premier Li Keqiang delivers a speech during the China Development Forum 2012 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing March 18, 2012. China cannot delay reforms to rebalance its economy and will set policies to achieve relatively fast growth and stable prices that should help total trade maintain double digit growth this year, Vice Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
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    Posted: 3/17/2012 4:20:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Friday, April 15, 2011 file photo, Tea Party activists rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn. Americans, Republicans and Democrats alike, are asking some fundamental questions about the state of the union that go beyond how to grow the economy or curb foreclosures. Among the most profound: What is - and perhaps should be - the role of government in our lives? (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
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    Posted: 3/17/2012 4:20:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 file photo, protestors affiliated with the "Occupy Wall Street" protests chant outside 740 Park Avenue, home to billionaire David Koch and David Ganek, in New York during protests outside the homes of various millionaires and bank owners. Americans, Republicans and Democrats alike, are asking some fundamental questions about the state of the union that go beyond how to grow the economy or curb foreclosures. Among the most profound: What is - and perhaps should be - the role of government in our lives? (AP Photo/Andrew Burton, File)