WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 03:  IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (2nd L), Western Hemisphere Director Nicolas Eyzaguirre, and U.S. Mission Chief Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti take their seats as they arrive for a news conference July 3, 2012 at the IMF headquarters in Washington, DC. Lagarde held the news conference to discuss the release of the closing statement of the US Article IV consultations, "the IMF's annual check-up of the US economy."  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)