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Brazil's leader committed to austerity with social focus

Senate pushes conservative budget toward approval

Senate delays vote on Medicare payment fix for two weeks

UK retail sales improve in February, boding well for economy

Cameron to meet queen, formally call knife-edge election

US durable goods orders stumbled in February

U.S. economic growth slows in fourth quarter corporate profits fall

Cameron to meet queen, formally start knife-edge election campaign

UK's Cameron to meet queen, formally start knife-edge election campaign

China March flash HSBC PMI contracts to 11-month low, fans policy easing...

New Egypt tax law: cuts for poor, business hikes

Projected lower deficit could slow any budget deal

Spain slashes forecasts and delays deficit targets

Does France have right plan to revive its economy?

Vic govt to rein in spending for surpluses

Germany rejects EU hint at easing austerity drive

Catchall spending bill advances in Senate

Japan's parliament clears Kuroda to head BOJ

Budget battle guide: This time may be for real

Q&A: Why investors are wary of Italy's elections

EU says eurozone economy to shrink again in 2013

January surplus shrinks 2013 US budget deficit

Minn. House Dems seek income tax surcharge on rich

Eurozone debt burden stuck amid low growth

India central bank to sell dollars to oil companies to shore up rupee

Rupee falls in front of slowing Indian economy

Political indecision weighs on economic forecasts

Student loan deal faces an easy path in House

US trade gap widened in May as exports weakened

Portuguese unions hold major anti-austerity strike

Obama Social Security offer at odds with top Dems

AP sources: New Obama offer moves toward Boehner

Cliff talks hit a lull with Boehner's 'Plan B'

A big disconnect as 'fiscal cliff' clock ticks

Asia stocks up on hopes for a US budget deal

Bears, budgets, farmers top Congress to-do list

Beating tax cheats key to Italy's recovery plan

AP survey: Economic ills may defy next president

Bernanke warns Congress to avoid 'fiscal cliff'

Changes tough, but Social Security fixable

SPIN METER: China-bashing on the campaign trail

Debate rages over whether deflation 'ogre' is real

IMF calls on Thailand to ditch rice support scheme

Spain sees brighter but jobs-scarce economic outlook

Government barred from intervening in appeal over halted fraud trial

New Zealand produces first budget surplus in six years

Premiers still to meet, despite PM talk

US trade deficit at two-year high in April

China's move to speed spending seen a sign of growth concerns

High-tech goods to lead trade growth over next 15 years: HSBC

Portugal's budget deficit falls, remains on target