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Stocks Rebound on Greek Austerity Vote: Daily Markets Wrap

U.S. stocks bounced back Monday from Friday's biggest loss of the year as Greece's parliament passed the deeply unpopular austerity bill to secure international rescue funds. The strict financial reform includes a 22 percent cut to minimum wage and 150,000 public-sector job cuts. Rioters protesting the measures set fire to buildings in downtown Athens.
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Facing Uncertain Weekend, Investors Flee to Safe Assets

Investors flocked to the security of safe-haven assets Friday, like U.S. Treasuries and cash dollar holdings, ahead of what is expected to be a volatile weekend in Athens, already rocked by riots and tense government negotiations.
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Gold Prices Fall after Greek Deal Appears Dead

Gold prices fell back Friday, just hours after an apparent deal between debt-choked Greece and potential Eurozone lenders reinvigorated hopes the nation would not be forced to default on its loans.
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Oil Prices Fall: How Critical are the Geopolitical Factors?

Oil fell from the highest level in three weeks ending a whole week of upward trend even as fears over a worsening eurozone debt crisis and its potentially disastrous impact on global commodity demand were contradicted by signs and figures of a quicker recovery from the U.S.
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Doubts on Greece Deal Weigh on Asian Stocks, Euro

The euro and Asian shares pulled back Friday as investors remained concerned about prospects of restructuring Greece's debt and global lenders demanded more steps even after it struck a long-awaited deal on fiscal reforms.
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Negotiations in Europe, U.S. Lift Markets

Negotiations on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, between Greece and its lenders and between big U.S. banks and the federal government, boosted the willingness of investors Thursday to move into risk assets, many of which posted gains.
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Gold Prices up as Greek PM Heads to Brussels

Gold edged up along with crude oil and the euro on expectations the Greek prime minister's presence in Brussels Thursday signals a likelihood his nation will receive desperately needed bailout money.
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Wall Street ends flat; Cisco gains after the bell

Stocks closed flat in another thinly traded session on Wednesday as Greece remained in a standstill over accepting tough reforms in exchange for a bailout critical to avoiding a chaotic default.
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Global Securities Tread Water as Greece Negotiates

Global securities, whether stocks, commodities or currencies, held earlier gains or losses Wednesday as the world awaited the outcome of talks between debt-choked, strife-torn Greece and benefactors demanding more tax hikes and government budget cuts in exchange for bailout money.
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Wall Street Lower as Greece Talks Drag On

Stocks gave up early gains on Wednesday as the Dow hovered at its highest level in nearly four years and investors waited for Greece to accept tough reforms in exchange for a new bailout.
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Gold Prices Await Outcome of Greece-Troika Dance

Gold prices hovered in a narrow range Wednesday, with little support from crude oil prices or the euro and uncertainty about whether Greece will accept slightly easier bailout terms from Eurozone leaders, known collectively as the troika.
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European Stocks Gain on Greek Deal Optimism

European stocks opened on a positive note Wednesday, following gains on Wall Street overnight and in Asia on reports that Greece was close to reaching an agreement needed to qualify for a second bailout.
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Keystone XL Bill Passes House Committee

A plan to fast-track the stalled Keystone XL pipeline was passed by a key committee in the House of Representatives Tuesday, as Republicans made yet another attempt to spur approval of the project that has become a major issue in the 2012 elections.
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U.S. Stocks Extend Rally on Earnings Surprises; Euro Rises

U.S. stocks rose modestly Tuesday as strong earnings from Coca-Cola Co. and Yum! Brands Inc. offset concerns that Greece would default next month on a $19 billion euro bond redemption. European and Asian stocks were mixed, reflecting similar concerns.
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Iran Defaults on Rice Payments to India: Traders

Iranian buyers have defaulted on payments for about 200,000 tonnes of rice from their top supplier India, exporters and rice millers said on Tuesday, a sign of the mounting pressure on Tehran from a new wave of Western sanctions.
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Gold Prices Retreat on Greek Default Worries

Gold prices declined Monday on concerns Greece will - despite the Eurozone's two years of efforts - default on its massive sovereign debt, with acute consequences for global economic growth.

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