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Spain's retail sales slump stretches to three years, hampering recovery

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish retail sales fell for the thirty-sixth month running in June, offering a snapshot of the shrinking consumer spending that is hampering a long-awaited economic recovery.Full story

Obama to offer ‘grand bargain’ to create jobs

  White House Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri joins The Daily Rundown’s Chuck Todd to talk about the President Barack Obama’s speech and redefined grand bargain proposal.

Lew makes call for 'more in the long term, less in the short term'

  Treasury Secretary Jack Lew explains that a larger overarching solution would benefit the American economy more than the current method of passing smaller measures.

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Egypt's new finance minister plans stimulus, not austerity

Chicago schools budget seen sinking deeper in the red despite cuts

Portugal first-half deficit well below bailout ceiling

U.S. judge halts challenges to Detroit's bankruptcy bid

Turkey set to overshoot budget targets as elections approach

Eurozone debt burden hits all-time high in Q1

Official: Race not driving Chicago school closures

Timeline: A brief history of Detroit's fiscal problems

Moody's eases off threat of U.S. rating cut, affirms Aaa

Column: The new long-term bull market ahead - Anatole Kaletsky

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  Obama pushes economic fairness

Valerie Jarrett joins Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss President Barack Obama’s big economic speeches and the ways he’ll fight inequality in America.

  CBO: Immigration bill reduces deficit by $700 billion over 20 years

Former Sen. Judd Gregg, R- N.H., says he  is encouraged by the Senate’s new “border surge” provision in its immigration bill but believes there is still too much dysfunction in Washington. Gregg also said that a debt ceiling fight between Speaker Boehner, R- Ohio, and Pres. Obama is inevitable.

  Republicans try to create scandals while Obama creates jobs

On the heels of the latest jobs report, Congresswoman Donna Edwards and economist Jared Bernstein join Rev. Sharpton to discuss how the president’s economic plan could help America, if only it could pass Congress.

  GOP refuses to talk economy

Economist Jared Bernstein joins Rev. Sharpton to talk about positive economic factors and how to keep moving the economy in the right direction.

  Next round of cuts could directly affect us all

The Grio’s Joy Reid and Business Insider’s Josh Barro join the Melissa Harris-Perry panel to examine consumer confidence, whether our economy is actually rebounding, and which new government cuts could be looming.

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