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  • German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (left) speaks July 30, 2012, with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in the house where Schaeuble is vacationing, in Westerland on the North Sea island of Sylt, Germany. (Associated Press)

    U.S., Germany stress cooperation to end euro crisis

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  • ** FILE ** German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the weekly Cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Germany's Merkel defends budget discipline drive

    Germany defended its pro-austerity stance on Tuesday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel and two ministers pressing for Europe to stick with a policy of fiscal discipline in spite of the latest bout of political uncertainty.

  • **FILE** A sign marks Wall Street in New York. (Associated Press)

    Stocks slide as Germany cools hope for debt deal

    A week ago, markets were soaring on hopes that a fix for Europe's debt crisis was near. On Monday, stocks had their worst drop in two weeks after German leaders cast doubt on how fast that process would be.

  • **FILE** French Finance Minister Francois Baroin (left) talks with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble during the Eurogroup ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Oct. 3, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Germany dampens hopes EU summit to solve crisis

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  • President Obama (Associated Press)

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