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Will a short sale ban reduce pressure on bank stocks?

Aug 12, 2011
Moody's Analytics economist Gus Faucher explains why he thinks a ban on short selling will not be effective and may just be posturing on the part of European governments.
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Banking crisis 2.0: Replace Lehman Brothers with Greece or Spain

Aug 12, 2011
CBS/MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger says the current fiscal crisis can be compared to 2008. But this time, the U.S. isn't the star of the show, and Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers could be 'easily replaced' with Greece, Italy and Spain.
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Short sales blamed for market fears

Aug 12, 2011
Several European countries have banned short selling because they say the practice encourages groups of investors to create and spread bad gossip
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Why ban short selling now?

Aug 12, 2011
Analysts say the move to ban short selling by Belgium, France, Italy and Spain is in direct response to sharp falls in bank stocks this week
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Who's making money off market turmoil?

Aug 12, 2011
Hedge fund traders and even ordinary investors are short selling stocks to make a buck off the ups and downs in the markets
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Temporary short-sale ban in four European nations

Aug 12, 2011
France, Italy, Spain and Belgium have banned the practice of short-selling, which allows investors to bet on falling and rising markets
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How the downgrade is affecting you

Aug 11, 2011
Everyday Americans tell us how the U.S. credit downgrade is impacting their lives.
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Global market outlook: Half-empty or half-full

Aug 11, 2011
Bloomberg's Mark Gilbert warns that anemic global growth and market fear means the recovery is faltering
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Europe's fast-moving financial situation

Aug 11, 2011
Marketplace New York Bureau Chief Heidi Moore and Mesirow Financial Chief Economist Diane Swonk explain the latest news about what's driving the volatility in global markets
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Debt commission can learn from past panels

Aug 11, 2011
A group of 12 lawmakers will start work soon to cut $1.5 trillion in debt by November. Former Congressman James Bilbray, who served on the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, explains how this commission could make progress on reducing the debt.
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