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Market to Market September 6, 2013 (#3902)


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Rural America may face a sluggish economic recovery. One federal agency comes clean about its overpayments to farmers. A noted climatologist puts this season’s volatile weather into perspective. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. (27:45)

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  • South Africa-Miners' Strike
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