Spanish factory and mine production had its worst month in more than two years — dropping by more than 8 percent. Spain is in its second recession since 2009, and eurozone nations are concerned its troubled banks might need a capital boost. This anxiety is causing headaches for banks in Germany. Six German banks had their credit ratings cut by Moody's Wednesday.
Democrats and Republicans in Virginia are at odds over the value of investigating the state Senator Phil Puckett, who resigned last month to take a job at a state tobacco commission — and turned the Senate over to Republicans.
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