24 Apr '11, 1am

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Clear economic victory eludes Obama as vote nears 9:33 AM WASHINGTON - BARACK Obama does not yet know the identity of his 2012 Republican challenger, but his toughest reelection challenge could be to convince voters the economy is in steady hands. In the two years since Mr Obama took office, the US economy has improved dramatically. Growth has swung from -4.9 per cent to plus 3.1 and firms are no longer bleeding jobs. Portuguese deficit for 2010 raised 6:33 AM LISBON - PORTUGAL'S public deficit for 2010 was revised upwards to 9.1 per cent of gross domestic product from 8.6 per cent announced earlier, the national statistical institute said on Saturday. The body informed Eurostat, the European statistical office charged with setting strict rules for financial accounting by governments, that the revision was 'due to higher financing needs and public administration debt of 0....

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