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Trying to ignore the debt ceiling ‘charade’ is becoming more difficult.  (Calculated Risk, Money Game)

It is tough to come to a debt deal when there are essentially three parties involved.  (Tim Duy)

On the front lines of a potential default:  T-bills that mature on Aug. 4.  (WSJ)

The beat goes on:  more outflows from money market mutual funds.  (MarketBeat)

The crux of the matter:  there is no completely ‘safe asset.’  (FT)

More (depressing) thoughts from the econoblogger survey.  (Growthology)

Moody’s puts Spain on review for a downgrade.  (FT Alphaville)

Italy once again is under pressure.  (Pragmatic Capitalism)

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