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    Posted: 2/16/2012 11:47:37 AM EST
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (L) presents U.S. President Barack Obama with a Milwaukee Brewers jersey upon his arrival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in this file image from February 15, 2012. Political money has poured into Wisconsin in recent months - not for the presidential or Senate races but for a state vote getting national billing as a battle for the interests of the middle class. On one side are conservatives from across the country who back Republican Governor Scott Walker, a darling of the right since his 2011 crusade to rein in government spending by eliminating most collective bargaining rights for public employees. On the other are Democrats and union backers conducting a grassroots drive to collect more than a million signatures in a heated campaign to recall Walker. Photo taken February 15. To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL POLITICS)
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    Posted: 2/16/2012 11:47:26 AM EST
    A sign is seen in the snow outside the state Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin after protesters took over after Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday side-stepped a boycott by opposition Democrats and approved curbs on union powers in an 18-to-1 vote March 9, 2011. Political money has poured into Wisconsin in recent months - not for the presidential or Senate races but for a state vote getting national billing as a battle for the interests of the middle class. On one side are conservatives from across the country who back Republican Governor Scott Walker, a darling of the right since his 2011 crusade to rein in government spending by eliminating most collective bargaining rights for public employees. On the other are Democrats and union backers conducting a grassroots drive to collect more than a million signatures in a heated campaign to recall Walker. Photo taken March 9, 2011. To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS
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    Posted: 2/16/2012 11:47:13 AM EST
    Wisconsin State Governor Scott Walker speaks after signing the ceremonial bill after the Republican-controlled House and Senate eliminated almost all collective bargaining for most public workers, at the state Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin in this file image taken March 11, 2011. Political money has poured into Wisconsin in recent months - not for the presidential or Senate races but for a state vote getting national billing as a battle for the interests of the middle class. On one side are conservatives from across the country who back Republican Governor Scott Walker, a darling of the right since his 2011 crusade to rein in government spending by eliminating most collective bargaining rights for public employees. On the other are Democrats and union backers conducting a grassroots drive to collect more than a million signatures in a heated campaign to recall Walker. Photo taken March 11, 2011. To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags:
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    Posted: 2/15/2012 6:51:51 PM EST
    A fisherman works at a fishing port in Agadir, southern Morocco July 22, 2011. Morocco's economy has so far performed well during Europe's sovereign debt crisis, partly because of a surge in the government's social spending to maintain political stability during last year's unrest in the Arab world. Finance Minister Nizar Baraka estimated this week that the economy grew 5 percent last year, up from 4 percent in 2010. But increases in government spending cannot be sustained indefinitely, so remittances by migrant workers will remain vital to the economy. Picture taken July 22, 2011. To match Feature MOROCCO-EUROPE/ REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (MOROCCO - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 2/15/2012 6:50:59 PM EST
    Fishermen stand near boxes of sardines at a fishing port in Agadir, southern Morocco July 22, 2011. Morocco's economy has so far performed well during Europe's sovereign debt crisis, partly because of a surge in the government's social spending to maintain political stability during last year's unrest in the Arab world. Finance Minister Nizar Baraka estimated this week that the economy grew 5 percent last year, up from 4 percent in 2010. But increases in government spending cannot be sustained indefinitely, so remittances by migrant workers will remain vital to the economy. Picture taken July 22, 2011. To match Feature MOROCCO-EUROPE/ REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (MOROCCO - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 2/15/2012 6:50:07 PM EST
    Fishermen work at a fishing port in Agadir, southern Morocco July 22, 2011. Morocco's economy has so far performed well during Europe's sovereign debt crisis, partly because of a surge in the government's social spending to maintain political stability during last year's unrest in the Arab world. Finance Minister Nizar Baraka estimated this week that the economy grew 5 percent last year, up from 4 percent in 2010. But increases in government spending cannot be sustained indefinitely, so remittances by migrant workers will remain vital to the economy. Picture taken July 22, 2011. To match Feature MOROCCO-EUROPE/ REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (MOROCCO - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 2/10/2012 7:35:45 AM EST
    Protesters shout anti- austerity slogans outside the Greek Parliament during a demonstration in central Athens on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Not long after Greece made the politically unpopular decision to slash government spending as a way to ease its debt crisis, Germany's finance minister questioned whether the deal goes far enough to earn a crucial 130 billion euro bailout. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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    Posted: 2/1/2012 9:33:50 AM EST
    A Malaysian salesman displays a vacuum cleaner for sale in the Autumn Fair of the Bahrain International Exhibition Center in Manama January 29, 2012. Bahrain's economy is rebounding on the back of heavy government spending and support from its neighbours, but a full recovery may be out of reach if anti-government protests continue. Picture taken January 29, 2012. To match Feature BAHRAIN-ECONOMY REUTERS/Caren Firouz (BAHRAIN - Tags: BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 2/1/2012 9:31:24 AM EST
    Shoppers look at clothing in the Autumn Fair of the Bahrain International Exhibition Center in Manama January 29, 2012. Bahrain's economy is rebounding on the back of heavy government spending and support from its neighbours, but a full recovery may be out of reach if anti-government protests continue. Picture taken January 29, 2012. To match Feature BAHRAIN-ECONOMY REUTERS/Caren Firouz (BAHRAIN - Tags: BUSINESS TEXTILE)
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    Posted: 2/1/2012 9:28:52 AM EST
    Shoppers look at clothing in the Autumn Fair of the Bahrain International Exhibition Center in Manama January 29, 2012. Bahrain's economy is rebounding on the back of heavy government spending and support from its neighbours, but a full recovery may be out of reach if anti-government protests continue. Picture taken January 29, 2012. To match Feature BAHRAIN-ECONOMY REUTERS/Caren Firouz (BAHRAIN - Tags: BUSINESS TEXTILE)
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    Posted: 1/28/2012 12:15:49 AM EST
    FILE - In this July 27, 2011 file photo, assembly line worker Edward Houie moves a door into position for a 2012 Chevrolet Volt at the General Motors Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich. The U.S. economy grew at a 2.8 percent annual rate in the final three months of last year, the fastest growth in 2011, according to the Commerce Department, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. Americans spent more on cars and trucks, and companies restocked their shelves at the strongest pace in nearly two years. But growth in the October-December quarter ? and all of last year ? was held back by the biggest annual government spending cuts in four decades. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
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    Posted: 1/28/2012 12:15:49 AM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2011 file photo, 2011 Chevrolet Malibus are lined up at a car dealership in San Jose, Calif. The U.S. economy grew at a 2.8 percent annual rate in the final three months of last year, the fastest growth in 2011, according to the Commerce Department, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. Americans spent more on cars and trucks, and companies restocked their shelves at the strongest pace in nearly two years. But growth in the October-December quarter ? and all of last year ? was held back by the biggest annual government spending cuts in four decades. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
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    Posted: 1/25/2012 6:25:50 PM EST
    General Motors CEO Dan Akerson is sworn on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, prior to testifying before the House Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending subcommittee hearing entitled, "Volt Vehicle Fire: What did NHTSA Know and When Did They Know It?" (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 1/25/2012 6:25:50 PM EST
    General Motors CEO Dan Akerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, before the House Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending subcommittee hearing entitled, "Volt Vehicle Fire: What did NHTSA Know and When Did They Know It?" (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 1/25/2012 6:25:50 PM EST
    General Motors CEO Dan Akerson, center, flanked by GM staff , listens to opening statements by the House Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending subcommittee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, as it held a hearing on the safety of the all-electric car, the Chevy Volt. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 1/25/2012 6:25:49 PM EST
    General Motors CEO Dan Akerson, second from left, listens as National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief David Strickland, right, fields testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, before the House Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending subcommittee hearing about the safety of the all-electric car, the Chevy Volt. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 1/25/2012 6:25:49 PM EST
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief David Strickland testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, before the House Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending subcommittee hearing on the safety of the all-electric car, the Chevy Volt. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 1/25/2012 6:25:49 PM EST
    General Motors CEO Dan Akerson listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, during the House Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending subcommittee hearing about the safety of the all-electric car, the Chevy Volt. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 1/12/2012 7:15:05 AM EST
    A protester shouts slogans during a demonstration in Madrid, where youth groups gathered under the slogan "Youth with no future" to protest against Spain's high youth unemployment rate and government spending cuts in this April 7, 2011 file photo. In Spain, unemployment is running at a whopping 21.5 percent. Furthermore, Spanish youth employment is running at nearly 50 percent, threatening to condemn an entire generation to staying at home or gathering on street corners. Euro zone countries that lived beyond their means in boom times, mainly the geographically southern tier, are now paying the price. The problem is that nothing that is happening now is doing anything to narrow the divide as they struggle to slash debt with harsh austerity measures. Picture taken April 7, 2011. To match Insight EUROZONE-ECONOMY/DIVIDE REUTERS/Susana Vera/Files (SPAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS)
  •  - A worker uses a sponge to absorb rainwater before laying out asphalt in the nearly finished expressway in Cavite, south of Manila

    A worker uses a sponge to absorb rainwater before laying out asphalt in the nearly finished expressway in Cavite, south of Manila

    Posted: 12/7/2011 8:50:50 AM EST
    A worker uses a sponge to absorb rainwater before laying out asphalt in the nearly finished expressway in Cavite, south of Manila December 7, 2011. Philippine government spending has been much lower than expected this year, with delays in a major infrastructure programme and other spending seen as contributing to the economy's loss of momentum in the second and third quarters. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT CONSTRUCTION)