Could the Crisis in Europe Drag Down the U.S.?

Trouble brewing abroad could worsen an already struggling global economy.

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But there is a silver lining: Although the situation in Europe might look like a repeat of 2008, everyone's seen that tragedy before, and no one wants an encore. "Policymakers are desperately trying to be sure this has a different ending this time," Warne says. "Everyone wants to avoid what happened in 2008."

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