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By Vincenzo Damiani BARI, Italy (Reuters) - An Italian prosecutor is investigating Deutsche Bank for possible market manipulation regarding the sale of 7 billion euros ($8 billion) in Italian government bonds five years ago, an investigative source said on Friday. Deutsche Bank said it was cooperating with Italian authorities and had given information to market regulator Consob about a related inquiry in 2011. The German bank sold the bonds in the first half of 2011 as Italy slid toward a debt crisis that eventually brought down the government of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Washington (AFP) - The US economic slowdown hit hiring by companies and government authorities last month, with just 160,000 net new jobs created, the lowest level this year, the Labor Department reported Friday.