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Bleak China Economic Outlook Rattles Markets

Worries about China's economic growth were sharpened by a disappointing report on that nation's huge manufacturing sector on Tuesday. Prices on the Shanghai market fell drastically at the open, but regained some strength to close at a loss of just under 1.3 percent, as Chinese officials insisted the situation is under control. Key stock indexes in London, Paris and Germany were down nearly three percent, while U.S. market indexes were off around two percent in early...

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