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  • *Anger, resignation on streets of Athens. ATHENS, Nov 6- Hundreds of thousands of Greeks began a crippling 48- hour strike on Tuesday to protest against a new round of wage and pension cuts that parliament is expected to approve narrowly a day later.

  • *Anger, resignation on streets of Athens. ATHENS, Nov 6- Tens of thousands of Greek workers began a 48- hour strike on Tuesday to protest a new round of austerity cuts that unions say will devastate the poor and drive a failing economy to collapse.

  • *Greece funding, China leadership adds to uncertainty. NEW YORK, Nov 5- Oil rebounded on Monday from the previous session's sharp loss while metals and crop prices mostly fell as financial markets treaded warily ahead of the U.S. presidential election and amid recovery work on the destruction left by Hurricane Sandy.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- World stocks fell and the dollar edged up on Monday as investors played it safe before Americans choose their president and Greece headed into two key votes to secure further rescue funds.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- World stocks fell and the dollar firmed on Monday as investors moved to the sidelines or favored low-risk assets before Americans choose their president, China starts a leadership transition and Greece faces a fraught vote to secure fresh rescue funds.

  • *Ten-year JGB futures rise in light trade. TOKYO, Nov 5- Benchmark Japanese government bonds inched up on Monday ahead of a tightly-fought U.S. presidential election on Tuesday and a vote in the Greek parliament over a new austerity package later in the week.

  • *Greece facing votes on austerity and labour measures, budget. ATHENS, Nov 4- Talk of Greece exiting the euro will end after critical votes in parliament this week on new austerity measures, labour reforms and the 2013 budget, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Sunday.

  • Reform votes to end talk of Greek euro exit-PM Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 9:54 AM ET

    ATHENS, Nov 4- Talk of Greece exiting the euro will end after critical votes in parliament this week on new austerity measures and the 2013 budget, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Sunday.

  • Markets unmoved by upbeat US jobs news Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 10:37 AM ET

    The Labor Department reported that the U.S. economy generated 171,000 jobs in October, higher than the 125,000 or so expected in the markets. "The data is clearly risk positive, although some may argue that it hurts Romney's chances, which neutralizes some of the risk impact," said Alan Ruskin, an analyst at Deutsche Bank.

  • *Euro zone ministers confer on how to keep Greece afloat. *Greece slashes forecast of 2013 primary budget surplus. BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, Oct 31- Greece revealed on Wednesday that it will overshoot its deficit and debt targets again next year because of a deeper than forecast recession as euro zone finance ministers debated how to keep the near-bankrupt state afloat.

  • *Euro zone ministers confer on how to keep Greece afloat. *Greece slashes forecast of 2013 primary budget surplus.

  • UPDATE 4-Greek government gets more backing on reforms Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 10:15 PM ET

    *Greece slashes privatisation revenue targets. ATHENS, Oct 30- An overwhelming majority of Greek Socialist lawmakers have agreed to vote in favour of contested austerity reforms, party officials told Reuters on Tuesday, sharply increasing the odds of securing parliamentary approval for the measures.

  • *Greece slashes privatisation revenue targets. ATHENS, Oct 30- An overwhelming majority of Greek Socialist lawmakers have agreed to vote in favour of contested austerity reforms, party officials told Reuters on Tuesday, sharply increasing the odds of securing parliamentary approval for the measures.

  • ATHENS, Oct 30- The Greek prime minister's appeal for a united front to push through more austerity fell on deaf ears on Tuesday, with one ally promising to vote against reforms and another scolding him for prematurely saying talks had ended.

  • ATHENS, Oct 30- A Greek coalition partner confirmed on Tuesday it would vote against labour reforms proposed by foreign lenders, ignoring the prime minister's appeal for a united front to push through more unpopular austerity.

  • PARIS, Oct 26- Greece's opposition leader denounced international lenders' demands as dealing the ``final blow'' to a devastated economy but said on Friday he would not seek to bring down the government.

  • PARIS, Oct 26- Greece's opposition leader denounced international lenders' demands as dealing the ``final blow'' to a devastated economy but said on Friday he would not seek to bring down the government.

  • Greek government faces split on austerity vote Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 4:22 PM ET

    ATHENS, Greece-- A junior partner in Greece's coalition government says it won't vote for labor reforms that are part of a major new austerity package due in parliament next week. The cuts are being demanded by Greece's international creditors as a condition of continued rescue loans.

  • Greek junior government party blocks reforms deal Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 1:25 PM ET

    ATHENS, Greece-- A junior partner in Greece's governing coalition has refused to lift its opposition to a new package of austerity measures, which bailout creditors have been demanding for months in exchange for more rescue loans.

  • Greek junior gov't partner blocks reforms deal Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:35 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece-- A junior partner in Greece's governing coalition has refused to lift its opposition to a new package of austerity measures, which bailout creditors have been demanding for months in exchange for more rescue loans.