Marketplace for August 8, 2011

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Marketplace for August 8, 2011

How does the market nosedive affect your wallet?

Should the average investor join the stock market sell-off?
Posted In: Personal Finance

U.S. credit downgrade: Apocalypse now out in the markets?

New York bureau chief Heidi Moore discusses what S&P's downgrade was really about and how we are going to get substantive economic help out of what's going on
Posted In: Economy

Asia and Europe react to U.S. debt downgrade

How Europe is dealing with the U.S. downgrade news, in light of its own debt problems, and the latest on China's reactions as the largest foreign holder of U.S. debt
Posted In: China

The Fed steps up

Now that partisan politics has rendered the government unable to function, only one player in Washington has the power to affect the economy: the Federal Reserve
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

The downgrade: What political gap?

The economy isn't doing well, but S&P said Friday it was downgrading U.S. debt because of politics, that there's such a gap between the parties, it throws into serious doubt the government's ability to govern responsibly. But where's the gap?

S&P: U.S. credit worthiness remains very strong

Standard & Poor's global head of sovereign ratings David Beers comments on the ratings agency's decision to downgrade U.S. debt from AAA
Posted In: Economy

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Berkeley By Hearseback
Why?
Several Shades Of Why
J Mascis
Our Anniversary
Smog
Einladung
Pronto
Ritual Union
Little Dragon