U.S. investors had a lot at stake in today's decision from the Supreme Court that largely upheld the constitutionality of health-care reform laws. But even though the Dow Jones Industrials
As Fool analyst Eric Bleeker described in far more detail earlier today, European stocks are currently held hostage to a different set of expected announcements. This week's meeting of European leaders could be crucial in determining the path that the eurozone takes in dealing with the increasingly severe debt problems that have gradually spread across the Continent. Most European stock markets rebounded from their lows late in the day and finished with smaller losses than the Dow's current drop, with the exception of Germany's DAX
Meanwhile, emerging markets have struggled lately, and that trend largely continued today. Fallout from the drop in their massive economic growth rates has scared investors into fleeing emerging markets. India bucked the downtrend with a 0.1% gain, but the Shanghai Composite
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