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Marketplace Index for Monday, January 16, 2012

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The U.S. markets are closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, so we’ve got a lesson on why it’s important to look both ways before crossing Wall Street. Look right and you’ll see the European debt crisis, turn left and it’s China’s overheated economy. Economist Kash Mansori tells us why we should care about China. Plus, a new Pew study says two-thirds of Americans see a profound conflict between the rich and poor.

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Look both ways when crossing Wall Street

by David Brancaccio Jan 13, 2012
China watchers are hoping for a soft landing for its overheated economy.
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Majority of Americans feel class conflict

by Joel Patterson Jan 16, 2012
A new study out finds larger percentages of Americans are seeing conflicts between the haves and the have-nots.

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