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The market decline is making some mergers more attractive. But both AT&T and T-Mobile already have such big incentives to strike a deal that fluctuating markets should have little effect on them.
Germany's economy grew a mere 0.1 percent in the second quarter, sparking fears that the strongest economy in the Eurozone may not be able to carry other ailing nations for long
The number of payments on credit cards 90-days or more past due slipped to just 0.6 percent in the second quarter. Marketplace Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon reports that may be because Americans are cutting back on spending and banks are making it harder to get credit.
With GDP growth far lower than economists had expected, Simon Tilford, of the Center for European Reform, says that Germany's sense of invulnerability in the face of the crisis is part of the reason why today stalled economy is making Germans eat their words.
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard of <em>The Daily Telegraph</em> says that with Europe's top economy on the ropes, leaders across the Eurozone must ease up on austerity or risk sinking into deep recession
Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 16, 2011