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Thursday March 3rd 2011

American labour resurgent
The Arab world's unrest and oil prices
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Booming Brazil
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Vietnam's currency crisis
A special report on feeding the world
The 9 billion-people question
The world’s population will grow from almost 7 billion now to over 9 billion in 2050. John Parker asks if there will be enough food to go round
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Time to change the Fed's mandate
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