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Creditors Japan, China worried about US shutdown

Asia’s two biggest economies, Japan and China, are voicing concerns about the ongoing government shutdown in Washington and the possibility that Congress may fail to raise the debt ceiling, leading to a government default.
October 8, 2013

New US $100 bill designed to defeat counterfeiters

The U.S. on Tuesday is unveiling a new $100 bill, a note that still will show touches of long-standing tradition, but also will carry new markers in an attempt to thwart counterfeiters.
October 8, 2013

Effects of "Corporate" Political Parties

Today, we witness politicians and government officials lie, evade properly answering questions of vital importance and the media doesn't seem to be bothered about demanding meaningful answers.
Ilias Sourdis: October 7, 2013

China tells US to avoid debt crisis for sake of global economy

A senior Chinese official has warned that the "clock is ticking" to avoid a US default that could hurt China's interests and the global economy.
BBC: October 7, 2013

Paulson leads charge into Greek banks

John Paulson and a clutch of bullish U.S. hedge funds are leading a charge into Greek banks, confident that Greece, long seen as the weakest economy of the euro zone periphery, is on the turn.
CNBC: October 7, 2013

US praises Syria for chemical weapons compliance

A day after international inspectors began destroying Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry praised the Syrian government for complying with the U.N. Security Council so quickly.
October 7, 2013

Cash-strapped Greece looks to Greek Americans for support

Daunted by demonstrations and strikes, Greek Americans wouldn’t even go on holiday to Greece, let alone invest there.
Washington Post: October 4, 2013

U.S. investor says is one of largest holders of Greek debt

Investment firm Japonica Partners, which made a surprise offer for up to 4 billion euros of Greek government bonds in June, said on Thursday it was one of the largest owners of the bonds.
Reuters: October 4, 2013

PM says results of his US visit excellent

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Friday morning (Greek time) that it was "very emotional" referring to a Hellenic Initiative event he attended here.
October 4, 2013

US shutdown enters third day

partial U.S. government shutdown has entered its third day Thursday with no end to the deadlock in sight.
October 3, 2013