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G20 Hopes Grow For U.S. Deal To Avert Default

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October 11, 2013 AT 8:15 AM
By Lidia Kelly and Krista Hughes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Finance officials from the world's biggest economies looked set on Friday to urge U.S. lawmakers not to delay in striking a deal that would ensure the United States can keep paying its bills. Officials from across the Group of 20 nations, meeting in Washington Friday, had warned that a failure by the U.S. Congress to raise the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling would wreak havoc on the global economy. French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici confirmed that officials have included a sentence about the U.S. ...