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Experts have advised U.S. financial regulators to place tougher rules on high-speed computer trading to prevent a sequel to the May 6 "Flash Crash." But technology is driving stock markets to merge, raising questions about whether bigger exchanges will make things worse. New York bureau chief Heidi Moore reports.
Representatives from the G-20 -- the world's 20 largest economies -- met in Paris this weekend to discuss how to measure "global imbalances" in the economy. One goal of the summit was to determine a way to measure those "imbalances" and prevent another financial crisis, as Stephen Beard reports.
Over the weekend, Egypt began the slow process of reopening businesses, schools, banks and museums following the political turmoil that led to the resignation of former president Hosni Mubarak. As Mitchell Hartman reports from Cairo, Egypt is beginning to recover from weeks of protesting and unrest.
After last week's budget roll-outs, Republicans and Democrats continue to blame each other for the impasse over proposed spending cuts. But Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan says he is bored with the budget faceoff, and explains that neither side has proposed a plan that would fix the deficit.
In the wake of the unrest in Egypt, the U.S. government is discussing the merits of a switch that would shut the Internet down. When former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak ordered Internet service providers to turn off access to the web in Egypt, the U.S. objected. But if the Internet itself was under attack, should the government have the authority and ability to turn it off? John Dimsdale reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 21, 2011