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  • Italian Premier Mario Monti said during a news conference in Rome on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, that he won't take up former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's offer to run on a center-right election ticket, citing Mr. Berlusconi's heavy criticism of his economic policies. (AP Photo/Mauro Scrobogna, Lapresse)

    Italy's Monti isn't running for office, but he has fiscal plan

    For someone not running for political office, Premier Mario Monti has an awfully detailed plan for how to fix Italy's financial woes and bring the country and the rest of Europe back to economic health. And by Monday, not only had centrist leaders who want him as premier endorsed it, but so did the head of the Catholic Church in Italy.

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