U.S. Stocks Face a World of Worries

Two and a half years ago, before the U.S. subprime crisis went viral, many economists and market strategists were hopeful that the rest of the world would be sufficiently strong to withstand U.S. credit woes. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, with Europe's sovereign credit problems rattling markets around the globe, today's talk of the "decoupling" of world economies may prove just as foolish.

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