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Global markets and the U.S. -- attached at the hip?

Aug 11, 2011
Global markets do work together, but as Marketplace's Jeff Horwich reports, conventional wisdom holds that the U.S., by sheer size, tends to lead the way
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Congressional debt commission takes shape

Aug 11, 2011
A group of 12 lawmakers will start work on cutting $1.5 trillion in debt over the next few months. Republican Congressman Dave Camp explains what he plans to do as part of the committee.
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What does market volatility mean?

Aug 11, 2011
Marketplace New York Bureau Chief Heidi Moore says that the markets are not telling the whole story of the U.S. economy
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Downgrade: Is it '08 all over again?

Aug 10, 2011
New York bureau chief Heidi Moore discusses how the crisis were facing now differs from the '08 financial crisis and why we have a divided economy.
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Long term ramifications of market volatility

Aug 10, 2011
Richard Dekaser, economist with the Parthenon Group, says people are concerned about the rising probability of a recession, and perhaps more importantly, that the government's economic policy 'looks a bit rudderless'
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Gold prices spike

Aug 10, 2011
Uncertainty in the economy is forcing the price of gold up. The Federal Reserve's pledge to keep interest rates near zero and investor distrust of hard currencies are also to blame.
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Dr. Phil says Americans need to 'get real' about the economy

Aug 10, 2011
Economists say one of their big concerns in consumer confidence. But how do you build confidence? The TV psychologist says he thinks Americans need to focus on the important things in life.
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Is there an upside to the downgrade?

Aug 9, 2011
With market volatility comes bargain-basement prices for stocks, a drop in oil prices and spike in the price of gold
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U.S. credit downgrade: Apocalypse now out in the markets?

Aug 8, 2011
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
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S&P: U.S. credit worthiness remains very strong

Aug 8, 2011
Standard & Poor's global head of sovereign ratings David Beers comments on the ratings agency's decision to downgrade U.S. debt from AAA
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