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A couple weeks ago, I sarcastically stated that the world’s credit agencies were starting to threaten multiple national credit downgrades as if they had a plan to leave the planet altogether.

We may be past sarcasm:

The ratings agency placed the ratings of 15 euro zone countries, including top-rated nations Germany and France, on credit watch negative — a move that signals a possible downgrade in no later than three months.

The U.S., Japan, England were all part of the last round of threats.

Meanwhile, they may have found a place to go.

Astronomers have confirmed the existence of an Earth-like planet in the “habitable zone” around a star not unlike our own.

The planet, Kepler 22-b, lies about 600 light-years away and is about 2.4 times the size of Earth, and has a temperature of about 22C.


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