Tom Petruno

Business Reporter, Los Angeles Times

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Global financial markets were still in shock when they opened today after Friday's huge jump in oil prices and the big Wall Street decline.

Economic Malaise Grows as Oil and Gas Continue to Rise

Global financial markets were still in shock when they opened today after Friday's huge jump in oil prices and the big Wall Street decline.

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For the first time since the markets reopened after September 11, the Federal Reserve today stunned Wall Street by making an  emergency cut  in interest rates.

Economic Trouble in an Election Year

For the first time since the markets reopened after September 11, the Federal Reserve today stunned Wall Street by making an emergency cut in interest rates.

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress today it is " critically important " for an economic stimulus package to take effect quickly in order to ward off a recession.

Fed Chief Wants a Stimulus Package

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress today it is " critically important " for an economic stimulus package to take effect quickly in order to ward off a recession.

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