Bernanke Downplays Inflation Threats

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Moody's downgraded Portugal [Yahoo Finance]

China raises interest rates...again[CNNMoney]

Texas Instruments is acquiring National Semiconductor [CNBC.com via Reuters]

Bernanke downplays inflation threats[WSJ]

"Geithner Sees 'Severe Hardships' If Debt Limit Isn't Raised" [Bloomberg]

Barclays CEO wants to increase bank's risk appetite [CNBC.com via Financial Times]