Moody's Investors Service downgraded six European nations and became the first ratings firm to warn the U.K.'s rating could be at risk, citing the area's weakening ability to implement measures aimed at reducing debt.
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When they saw the house on El Dorado Drive in this Los Angeles suburb being painted a startling orange and green and giant billboards hung on the outside, Scott and Beth Hostetler's neighbors were initially angry and confused.
Kazakhstan's industrial production growth slowed to 1.9 percent in January 2012 in year-on-year terms from 5.8 percent in the same month last year, data released on Monday by the State Statistics Agency showed.