Wall Street's Wages of Fear

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Anyone who endeavors to invest in the stock market will have to evolve extra stomach lining. There’s a pre-Lehman waft to the air, with Greece just days away from electing someone who might dare to untether the collapsing economy from the euro—a turn of events that could collapse other economies. Spain is nearly insolvent. The U.S. cannot create nearly enough jobs amid the weakest recovery from a recession in seven decades. And Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is being asked to come up with more strings to push on.

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