Growth! Germany Helps Haul Euro Zone Out of Recession

The euro zone's economy has finally begun to grow again, thanks largely to strong second-quarter performances by both Germany and France. Even Portugal got into the act, with the strongest performance of all in the single currency area.
Much maligned German consumers are largely responsible for the country's second quarter growth.

Much maligned German consumers are largely responsible for the country's second quarter growth.

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cgh -- with wire reports