A trader walks in New York City's financial district on Sept. 12, a day when stocks fell early based on fears that the Greek government would default, then rallied on news that China might buy Italian debt. This year, what sent the market into a tailspin often took place overseas. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Even Finish Masks Volatile Year For U.S. Economy

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Rotterdam Port Feels Effects Of European Debt Crisis

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The flower auction house in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, is one of the largest in the world — and a part of the country's strong export base. As Europe's debt crisis continues, the Dutch economy is feeling the effects of being heavily reliant on world trade. Pan Zhi/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Tied To Trade, Dutch Economy Falls With The Tide

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Robert Khuzami (right), director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Enforcement Division, announces that the SEC is charging six former top executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with securities fraud on Friday. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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SEC: Mortgage Execs Took Pains To Hide Risky Loans

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E.U. Moves Ahead With Economic Reforms Package

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23 European Countries Sign On To Fiscal Pact

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High Stakes For Europe, World Economy In Brussels

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Central Banks Act Sends Stock Markets Soaring

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Fed Joins New Effort To Ease Financial Woes

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Judge Rejects Citigroup, SEC Settlement

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Prime Minister Mario Monti has promised to crack down on tax evaders as part of reforms needed to convince markets that Italy can pay its debts. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Avoiding The Tax Man Could Cost Italians Dearly

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Merck To Settle Charges Vioxx Was Illegally Promoted

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Small Businesses Feel Crunch Of Italy's Debt Woes

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Fixing Italy's Ailing Economy Won't Be Easy

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Europe's Debt Crisis Moves Toward Bigger Economies

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