publication date: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 (part of Round XL)
clue: The most powerful woman in the world might not be able to save one of the world's largest economies.
explanation: At the time this goo was published, Merkel was Chancellor of Germany and struggling with an economic crisis that resisted stimulation. She was often called the most powerful woman in the world due to her role running Europe's largest economy. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, and Elaine Beckland