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Both parties recognize the Democrats' scam
Topic - Nariman Behravesh
Investors on both side of the Atlantic shrugged off weekend election results from France and Greece, showing little sign of panic after voters rejected parties backing severe austerity programs imposed to address the Continent's debt and currency woes.
The political shootout during this summer's debt standoff ended up wounding the economy, and the threat of more missteps as Congress and the White House resume their budget battles next week looms as one of the biggest risks for an economy already perilously close to recession, economists warn.
Lower unemployment, bankruptcies and foreclosures in March reduced the nation's economic stress to its lowest point this year, according to The Associated Press' monthly analysis of conditions around the country.