It may be the biggest week of earnings season, but Europe is taking center stage even across the Atlantic this morning. The Dow Jones Industrials
France had elections over the weekend, with incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist challenger Francois Hollande moving on to a runoff election early next month. That result didn't support the CAC 40
In the U.K., the FTSE 100
Germany is seeing the biggest declines among major European markets, with the DAX
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