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IMF: Financial risks growing at US insurers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that American stock prices are high and U.S. insurers and mutual funds are vulnerable to financial shocks. It also urged Congress not to weaken financial regulations passed in 2010. The IMF ...

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Emerging nations plan own World Bank, IMF

WASHINGTON — Fed up with U.S. dominance of the global financial system, five emerging market powers this week will launch their own versions of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa —the ...

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Lagarde takes helm of IMF amid major challenges

WASHINGTON — Christine Lagarde can count on at least one thing Wednesday during her first news conference as chief of the International Monetary Fund: few softball questions. The former French finance minister is under pressure on many fronts.

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Lagarde chosen to lead IMF; first woman in top job

WASHINGTON — French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has been chosen to lead the International Monetary Fund. She will become the first female managing director of the global lending organization. Lagarde’s selection became all but assured ...

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Ex-IMF leader pleads not guilty to sex assault

NEW YORK CITY — The former International Monetary Fund head charged with trying to rape a Manhattan hotel maid formally said he was innocent of the charges Monday in his first court appearance in the case in two weeks.

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Ex-IMF chief may use tried, tricky consent defense

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has shed little public light on his account of what happened between him and a hotel housekeeper who accused him of sexually attacking her. But in a potentially revealing hint, one of his lawyers has said he doesn't expect the evidence will show a forcible encounter.

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