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After his ill-conceived eleventh-hour referendum idea fell through last week, the thread from which Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou was dangling effectively snapped By Sunday, it was apparent that Papandreou was ready to accept defeat (more).

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This week, a series of accusations about past indiscretions threatened to slow the Cain Train's roll. Can GOP presidential contender Herman Cain ride it out? More important, can Greece emerge in one piece from its current economic catastrophe? (more)

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Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou appeared to be losing his grip on both his country and his job on Thursday, as reports circulated that he had scrapped his surprise call for a nationwide referendum on the bailout plan proposed by eurozone leaders (more) Updated.

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Last week's summit of European Union leaders to find an emergency solution, or at least a stopgap measure, for the region's compounding economic crisis initially led to a brief bounce in the markets and a flash of hope. That was squelched by Tuesday with the news that Greek prime minister … (more)

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So, time is running out for the Greek government to put a plan in place in the interest of avoiding complete economic catastrophe Too bad Prime Minister George Papandreou's austerity-tastic ideas are failing to win over the protesters (more).

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A group of Greek leaders fell short of reaching an agreement on Prime Minister George Papandreou's austerity plan by week's end, putting Greece on shaky ground in terms of the country's chances of receiving more bailout funds from the IMF.

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