July 15, 2011 12:00 AM

Rancor still dominates debt talks

WASHINGTON -- Testy lawmakers and President Barack Obama headed back for a fifth day of debt-limit negotiations Thursday, pointing fingers at each other while trying to stave off a government financial default. No “hallelujah moment” was likely by day’s end, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, with today shaping up as an important decision day.

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