Breaking News Headlines: Greece Hit by General Strike Over State Job Cuts

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Unions opposing austerity measures in Greece staged their fourth general strike this year, as the government prepared to start axing public sector jobs. The Senate voted to move toward confirmation of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ending a months-long standoff on the issue. Senate leaders struck a deal to avoid the "nuclear option," as Republicans relented and allowed a series of President Barack Obama's stalled nominees to move forward toward confirmation.

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