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German Businesses Urge Halt on Sanctions Against Russia

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MERKEL PUTIN
Russias President Vladimir Putin (L) welcomes Germanys Chancellor Angela Merkel at the start of the G20 summit on September 5, 2013 in Saint Petersburg. Russia hosts the G20 summit hoping to push forward an agenda to stimulate growth but with world leaders distracted by divisions on the prospect of US-led military action in Syria. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images) | ALEXANDER NEMENOV via Getty Images

BERLIN— Angela Merkel is carrying a clear message from Germany's business lobby to the White House: No more sanctions.

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