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Here's A Look At Economic Coverage That Puts Troubles In Perspective

Monday surely qualified as a financial "downburst" - a tanking stock market and mounting questions about America's debt obligations. Here are some stories from WFAE and our news sources that go beyond cable news crawls and the histrionics that often accompany them. NPR's Planet Money team did an interesting retrospective on how the firm Standard and Poors got its name and its power. Monday's market meltdown makes us wonder how much impact the debt ratings really have. Here's perspective. Other articles you may find helpful: Global Market Mood: Volatile Flummoxed By Market Reaction? Traders Aren't... BofA Precarious As U.S. Economy Slides