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Italy gets through 2-year bond auction with ease

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ROME (AP) — Italy has easily sold €4 billion ($5.4 billion) in 24-month bonds in an auction that saw the country's borrowing rates fall, in a further sign that investors are shrugging off uncertainty ahead of elections next month and Italy's latest financial scandal. The Italian Treasury said Monday the interest rate on the bonds was 1.434 percent, down from 1.884 percent in December's...