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  • Trader Sal Saurino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. There had been hope for a rally based on news of a debt-ceiling agreement on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

    Wall Street uptick short-lived

    Hopes for a market rally after the announcement of a potential deal by lawmakers to avoid default on the nation's debt payments were short-lived as factors other than the ongoing negotiations on Capitol Hill came into play.

  • In this June 21, 2011 photo, Shell gas worker Toke Fusi changes gas prices down at a Shell gas station in Menlo Park, Calif. The economy slowed in the first six months of 2011 to its weakest pace since the recession ended. High gas prices and scant income gains forced Americans to sharply pull back on spending. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Going for broke could break fragile economy

    The economy has grown so fragile this year that missteps by the warring factions in Congress could tip it back into recession, economists warn.

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