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The European Union pledges nearly one trillion dollars to stave off a debt crisis that began in Greece. What the package could mean for E.U. nations and financial markets worldwide.
- David Smick chair and CEO, macroeconomic advisory firm Johnson Smick International, editor of The International Economy magazine, and author of the book, The World Is Curved
- Simon Tilford chief economist, Center for European Reform
- Domenico Lombardi Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
- Tom Gjelten correspondent, NPR, and author of 'Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause.'
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