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Irish economy slumps, stoking eurozone tensions

Irish economy slumps, stoking eurozone tensions
Ireland’s economy shrank in the fourth quarter of 2010, data showed Thursday, sparking new tensions over the eurozone debt crisis amid fears that Portugal could be next for an EU-IMF bailout.Irish …
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