Wall St. Slides, Fearing Return to a Recession – NYTimes.com

Investors seemed fearful that the $957 billion bailout package for Greece and other nations, while providing short-term protection against default, might drag out the economic pain and hurt the financial system in the process.

A continued hammering of the euro would make European exports cheaper, but the side effect would be weaker American exports, potentially dragging the United States — and the rest of the world — back toward recession.

“What you get is markets worrying about a whole cascading of weakness stemming from Europe being transmitted through the euro to the United States,” said Martin Murenbeeld, chief economist at DundeeWealth Economics in Toronto.

via Wall St. Slides, Fearing Return to a Recession – NYTimes.com.

via Wall St. Slides, Fearing Return to a Recession – NYTimes.com.

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