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Financial crisis? Print money

Berkshares, a local currency used in several western Massachusetts communities, sits alongside U.S. dollars in a cash draw at a store in Great Barrington, Mass.

Berkshares, a local currency used in several western Massachusetts communities, sits alongside U.S. dollars in a cash draw at a store in Great Barrington, Mass.

In an effort to protect local economies from the deepening financial crisis, some communities are considering printing their own currency.

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