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erinpolerimos writes "WASHINGTON — President Obama pressured Republicans yesterday to accept higher taxes as part of any plan to pare down the federal deficit, telling lawmakers that they “need to do their job’’ and strike a deal before the United States risks defaulting on its debt." Link to Original Source
erinpolerimos writes "Greek politicians have voted in favor of $40 billion worth of austerity measures that were a precondition for Greece to receive international loans and stave off financial disaster. But as strikes take place across the nation and thousands gather in the capital Athens for a second day of protest." Link to Original Source