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Opinion: S&P Downgrade Was Just The Sort Of Tough Love The US Needs

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“It’s a kick in the pants for authorities to now get their act together in terms of a coherent long-term deficit/debt plan,” said Alan Ruskin, global head of Group of 10 foreign- exchange strategy at Deutsche Bank AG in New York. “It’s given a little bit of a lifeline to euro-dollar.” [BusinessWeek]