Congress Passes Sandy Aid, Smog Envelopes Beijing

Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- In today's "Global Outlook," Bloomberg's Betty Liu reports that the U.S. Congress has passed an aid package to help victims of superstorm Sandy, Beijing authorities have warned 20 million residents to stay indoor today due to high levels of air pollution and coastal towns in eastern Australia have been swamped with sea foam in flooding from a tropical storm. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."

Do Markets Worry Too Much About Inflation?
18:03 - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank was not to blame for the tumult that has engulfed financial markets this year and is unlikely to roll back its December interest-rate increase in response. Yellen added that the Fed was taking another look at negative interest rates as a potential policy tool if the U.S. economy faltered, a scenario some investors view as a mounting possibility amid a darkening outlook for world growth. SVM Asset Management Managing Director Colin McLean discussed with Bloomberg’s Manus Cranny on “Countdown.”
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