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Foreign Markets Mixed Over Bailout Package

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Foreign Markets Mixed Over Bailout Package

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Foreign Markets Mixed Over Bailout Package

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From Asia to Europe, financial and political leaders showed little enthusiasm for the bailout plan aimed at rescuing the U.S. financial system. Stock markets in China, Hong Kong and Australia ended the day down. In Britain, France and Germany, stock markets began the trading day lower.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, Host:

NPR's business news starts with doubts about the bailout.

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WERTHEIMER: From Asia to Europe, financial and political leaders show little enthusiasm for the bailout plan aimed at rescuing the U.S. financial system. Stock markets in China, Hong Kong, and Australia ended the day down. In Britain, France, and Germany, stocks markets have started their trading day lower as well.

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