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- Geithner warns U.S. to hit debt ceilingU.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Tuesday a failure to raise the debt ceiling in a timely way would push interest rates higher and spark "a financial crisis potentially more severe than the crisis from which we are only starting to recover."
- Belarusians dump currency as devaluation rumors spreadPeople in Belarus are exchanging their Belarusian rubles for hard currency, gold, cars, and nonperishables as rumors spread of an upcoming devaluation of the country's currency, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.
- Kazakhstan to delay work on Kashagan oil fieldKazakhstan is considering a three-year halt to work on the main phase of the super-giant Kashagan oil field development, Kazakhstan Today reports.