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Market worries are more about long-term outlook than credit ratings

Aug 8, 2011
Julia Coronado, chief economist with the investment bank BNP Paribas, says we can't really resolve our debt problems without taking fewer retirement benefits and paying higher taxes
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Traders say downgrade overshadowed by economic slowdown

Aug 8, 2011
Investors still see the U.S. as creditworthy. But, they're turning their attention to worries over economic growth.
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Debt downgrade: The view from the trading floor

Aug 8, 2011
Marketplace's New York Bureau Chief Heidi Moore explains why Wall Street is more concerned with poor economic growth and a weak job market than the downgrade on U.S. debt
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U.S. Downgrade: The First Wall Street Analyst Reactions

Aug 7, 2011
If you're having a good weekend, you're a person who doesn't have any money in the markets. For everyone else, this is a weekend of looking for a...
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Standard & Poor's officially downgrades U.S. debt

Aug 5, 2011
S&P has announced that the United States has lost its AAA rating. How will this impact the global economy?
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So where's your money right now?

Aug 5, 2011
Marketplace reporters and contributors share what they're doing with their money -- under the mattress, on Wall Street, in real estate.
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Short-term swings create long-term problems

Aug 5, 2011
The volatility in the stock markets isn't just spooking traders. It's making employers think twice about hiring, consumers think twice about spending, and affecting our entire economic outlook.
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Who to blame for market mess?

Aug 5, 2011
Europe's debt, anemic unemployment claims and general economic malaise all took the fall for the Dow's 500 point drop. But in reality, we'll never know the real culprit.
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Market drop based on fear

Aug 5, 2011
The Dow dropped 500 points in one day -- but economists are blaming news we've known about for months now. So why the panic now?
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Global economic fears rattle financial markets

Aug 4, 2011
With the U.S. debt ceiling distraction over, investor fears of a global economic slowdown sent Wall Street and overseas markets sharply lower
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