Apparently, it took an extra day for fears about Europe to make their way over the Atlantic. Although French stock markets had no problem yesterday with the Socialist Party's presidential victory, Greece is getting more attention with its parliament in turmoil. Concerns about whether a possible failure of austerity measures would create a new financial crisis sent the euro below the $1.30 mark. At about 10:45 a.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrials
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