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- During a primary debate last night, GOP presidential candidates “drew a bright line against government help for the private economy…whether it’s to bail out the U.S. auto industry at home or ease a debt crisis in Italy that could threaten the world economy.” [McClatchy]
- Jefferson County, Alabama, yesterday, “filed the biggest U.S. municipal bankruptcy after an agreement among elected officials and investors to refinance $3.1 billion in sewer bonds fell apart.” [Bloomberg]
- Negotiations in Greece continue over who will succeed Prime Minister George Papandreou and head an interim government. [New York Times] Update: Lucas Papademos, a former Greek and European central banker, will take over as interim prime minister.
- The number of foreclosures rose again in October, “as mortgage lenders started to work through the paperwork problems that had delayed new filings for much of the last year.” [CNN Money]
- Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said yesterday “that his country in coming days will adopt a series of austerity measures promised to the European Union.” [CNN Money]
- A new poll of Baby Boomers finds “73 percent planning to work past retirement, up from 67 percent this spring.” [Associated Press]
- According to call transcripts, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) “called the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and threatened to go after the agency ‘full guns a-blazing’ if they filed a complaint against Boeing.” [The Hill]
- The Obama administration is delaying implementation of a 15-cent-per-tree fee that the Christmas tree industry asked for, after conservatives complained. [The Hill]