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Greece on Tuesday held its first debt auction since getting the May loans — a key market test. It raised €1.625 billion ($2.04 billion) selling 26-week treasury bills at an interest yield of 4.65 percent — before increasing the total amount to €2.06 billion ($2.62 billion) by accepting additional bids Thursday.

Associated Press writer Nicholas Paphitis and AP Television Producer Nathalie Rendevski Savaricas in Athens contributed to this report.