Greek PM pledges growth as recession deepens

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ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s prime minister warned Tuesday that the country’s battered economy is expected to contract by 7 percent this year, but pledged to drag it back to growth within 18 months. Antonis Samaras also insisted he would seek a deal with international bailout creditors “as soon as possible” to allow more time for cutbacks and reforms that are key conditions of Greece’s rescue loans. Representatives of Greece’s creditors started their inspection of the country’s austerity program Tuesday by holding talks with Finance Ministry…

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HBO Presents “Where the Music is Always Alive: Jamaica Jazz & Blues 2012″

Celine Dion Solo at Jamaica Jazz and Blues. (PRNewsFoto/HBO Latin America) KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In the midst of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence, HBO and Flow will host a private screening of the HBO Special, Where the Music is Always Alive: Jamaica Jazz & Blues 2012. […]