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Emerging countries are developing the same sorts of diseases that plague us here in the U.S. Keeping them healthy will keep us healthy too, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As the economic instability in Europe worsens, the U.S. is in no shape to set an example of effective government financial reform. That's putting global markets on edge.
Movies are getting more and more expensive to make. The biggest studios in Hollywood now turn to TV to make the most of their money, with profits coming in from advertisers, cable companies, and streaming services like Netflix.
Stock prices have been dropping around the globe in response to European and American financial issues. Normally, this would make gold and silver more attractive to investors, so why not this time?
The current ups and downs in the market are being explained by the compounding of the European debt crisis with this week's Fed announcements. But markets might not recover even if these issues are solved.
Markets are once again going haywire this week, after investors were hit with the news of a possible U.S. government shutdown and a slowdown of Chinese growth.
Today, Gov. Jerry Brown of California could potentially sign a bill that would allow states to collect taxes from internet sales on Amazon.com, and more retailers are next in line.
Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 23, 2011