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Topic - John Merrill
Stocks fell Wednesday after Europe's central bank reported that its overnight deposits hit another record, the latest indication of worry among European lenders.
John Merrill, chief investment officer at Tanglewood Wealth Management, said markets would remain vulnerable to flare-ups in Europe's long-running financial crisis until leaders there come up with more persuasive solutions for paying down their enormous debt loads and keeping the 17-nation currency union intact.
"We live in a Band-Aid world," Mr. Merrill said. "Nobody really is addressing underlying issues."