Brexit

How people around the US are feeling about Brexit

Marketplace Staff Jun 24, 2016
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British flags hang from the ceiling of the popular British restaurant and grocery Tea & Sympathy in Manhattan on June 24, 2016 in New York City.  Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Brexit

How people around the US are feeling about Brexit

Marketplace Staff Jun 24, 2016
British flags hang from the ceiling of the popular British restaurant and grocery Tea & Sympathy in Manhattan on June 24, 2016 in New York City.  Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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Yesterday, the U.K. voted to leave the EU, sending waves of uncertainty throughout global markets, including Wall Street. We sent reporters to ask people around the country how they felt about the vote. 

 

 

 

Michael Greene, Alabama

I think that’s not good. I am curious as to how that’ll leave Europe and England’s relationship. I don’t know if it’ll completely deteriorate the European Union, but it seems like it lessens its standing in the world. 

Barbara Cave, Alabama

I saw it on the news this morning and I’m glad. My ex-husband is from Britain, and so from his parents’ view and everything they hated going into it. So I’m glad for them. Just being their own country again, and getting out of this one-world-order-type-thing. That’s a bad thing. And when countries start giving up their sovereignty, that’s dangerous. 

Sherrie Gatson, Alabama

I’m hoping that it does not affect my 401(k). I mean, I do want to retire in about three years, so I don’t want my 401(k) to be affected at all. 

Gigi Douban, Greta Hallberg and Reema Khrais contributed to this report. 

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