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European Central Bank head Mario Draghi meets the journalists at the end of the ECB governing council meeting in Naples, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Draghi underlined the bank's willingness to ramp up its stimulus efforts with large-scale bond purchases if needed — but otherwise offered no new economic help at the bank's meeting Thursday. Draghi called the economic recovery in the 18 countries euro "weak, fragile, and uneven." Even so, he chose instead to stress what the bank has already done, and repeated previous statements about the bank's willingness to do more. Markets seemed to think Draghi had offered less than hoped. The euro rose to $1.2654 from $1.2630 before Draghi's comments, a sign currency traders expect less rather than more future stimulus. Stocks fell 1 percent in Germany, 1.9 percent in France and 0.8 percent in Britain. Italy's FTSE MIB fell 3.1 percent. (AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta)

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