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Topic - Brian Levitt
A California Senate committee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to block local jurisdictions from banning male circumcision, a debate that evolved from a divisive ballot measure in San Francisco that would have barred the practice for most boys under age 18.
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street closed mostly higher yesterday as investors appeared relieved that more bad news didn't emerge about risky mortgages and shrinking credit markets. Investors seeking safety pressed into shorter-term Treasurys.
Chinese growth must stay strong to keep the global economy moving as Europe tips toward recession, said Brian Levitt, an economist with Oppenheimer Funds.
"Many emerging markets are more linked via exports to the Chinese market than to the European economy, so China becomes sort of the lynchpin economic activity across much of the world," he said.