FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 08: A man uses his cell phone in front of a graph showing the day's performance of the DAX index at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on the first day following the ... more 
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 08: A man uses his cell phone in front of a graph showing the day's performance of the DAX index at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on the first day following the U.S. debt downgrade on August 8, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. On Friday Standard and Poor's lowered its rating on U.S. debt from AAA to AA+, citing increased risk of a U.S. inability to manage the U.S. debt. The downgrade prompted conference calls and calls to action among leaders worldwide, especially in Europe, which is struggling with its own debt crisis as Italy has become the latest Eurozone country to face potential crisis in dealing with its own massive, national debt. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images) less 
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