Euro-Zone Debt Crisis Escalates –

European finance officials set the stage for an Irish aid package they hope to complete Sunday, betting that billions of euros for the country’s beleaguered banks and strained public finances will restore calm to the euro zone.

But they struggled to rise above broad fears that the debt crisis has already trampled Ireland on its way to Portugal and even Spain—the euro-zone’s fourth-largest economy, representing about 10% of the currency bloc’s economic activity.


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