Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York on Jan. 4.
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January 25, 2016 Stock markets are often seen as a predictor of what's ahead for the economy. But some say this year's falling markets are crying wolf. "I think financial markets have overreacted," says one economist.
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing on Tuesday.
August 25, 2015 The Shanghai Composite ended 7.6 percent lower and below 3,000 for the first time since December. European markets, however, seemed to shrug off the Chinese rout.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the end of the trading day on Monday in New York City.
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February 3, 2014 The Dow had its seventh triple-digit drop so far this year. Is it a short term pullback, or a sign of a tough year to come?
Looking up: Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange earlier today.
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January 2, 2013 Wall Street is joining a global rally. Though lawmakers didn't address all the issues, they did head off scheduled tax hikes and spending cuts.
Nov. 7: A protester wrapped in a Greek flag stands in front of the parliament in Athens. Today's agreement may not bring an end to anti-austerity protests in Greece.
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November 27, 2012 Leaders agreed on a plan to release some loan payments that Greece desperately needs, and to take steps that should help reduce that nation's debt.
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November 21, 2011 The likely collapse of the so-called supercommittee's efforts to put together a deficit-reduction deal and continued concern about the debt crisis in Europe are pushing stocks down on Wall Street.
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou.
November 1, 2011 Prime Minister George Papandreou wants the Greek people to vote on the bailout. There have been protests and anger, though, about the austerity measures that come with the aid. A "no" vote could cause a Greek default.
August 11, 2011 Today, while Asian markets were mostly in decline during their trading day,European markets are rebounding. Stock futures are pointing to a better day on Wall Street, where stocks sank on Wednesday.
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June 17, 2011 The leaders of Germany and France are discussing further assistance for Greece, as they aim to keep that country from defaulting on its debts.
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