The tide is running against Germany's chancellor, and a key vote is coming up.
Stocks have whipped around a narrow range -- but that's not necessarily bad.
A World Bank study finds that faster budget-cutting in some economies hurts growth.
The stock looks locked into a short-term down trend.
Rumors of solid economic numbers from China could give investors some comfort.
Deepwater Horizon becomes a flash point in debate over drilling around Lofoten Islands.
Europe needs Germany to step up and spend more, but the country has proposed spending cuts and tax increases.
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