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The Top 15 Business Stories of 2011

This story has been a slow moving train wreck all year, and will likely go into next year as well. The Euro zone continues to struggle with the fact that some of its members haven't been as fiscally responsible as others. Who'd have thought  would become a common finance term? Thanks to our global reach, CNBC.com was on top of every twist and turn. Of particular interest to our readers were our round-ups of the  and

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2011's Top Business Stories

What were the biggest business stories of the year? Many a journo-hotshot will be glad to tell you.

But here at CNBC.com, we like when our readers tell us what interests you. So we dug through the files to see which subjects our readers clicked on most. We'll give you the results, then you can vote and tell us which stories should be at the top of the list.

So, what were the top stories of the past year? Click ahead for the picks.

By Allen Wastler
Posted 20 Dec 2011

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