Greece Nears Finance Fix

European leaders set to provide aid installment after Greece passes 2013 budget.

European leaders were set to ease Greece’s financial pain and recommit to keeping it in the euro after the Athens government delivered an austerity budget for 2013.

European and International Monetary Fund experts provided a positive verdict on Greece’s prospects, clearing an obstacle to a 31.5 billion-euro ($40 billion) aid payout that’s been on hold since June.

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