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Portugal's unique economic mess

LISBON — Portugal didn't share in its neighbors' boom before the 2008 bust left it facing painful austerity measures.

Portugal asks EU for bailout

BRUSSELS — Plunging confidence in Portugal's bonds has pushed the country to the brink of bankruptcy.

Unrest in North Africa, the Middle East could help southern Europe's tourism industry

Tourism could help struggling economies, but analysts wonder whether it will rebound for the long term. 

Portugal facing political and economic crisis

Portugal, following Greece and Ireland, will now likely request a multi-billion euro bailout from the European Union and International Monetary Fund in order to stay afloat.

Europe's debt crisis festers out of spotlight

The events that have swept north Africa in recent weeks have given the euro zone’s struggling economies some respite from the media spotlight.
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