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European Central Bank Cuts Key Interest Rate in Half

The European Central Bank has cut its benchmark interest rate in half in a new attempt to spur economic growth across the 17-nation euro currency bloc. The central bank trimmed the rate Thursday from one-half of a percent to a quarter percent, a record low for the eurozone. The bank's 23-member governing council in Frankfurt acted after a recent inflation report suggested the eurozone recovery from an 18-month recession remains weak. The report pegged inflation in the region at...

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