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Cyprus Bailout, Bank Run Spook Markets

Markets around the world are lower today after a run on bank deposits in Cyprus over the weekend. That followed a decision by euro-zone officials to tax depositors to help pay for a national bailout. There's concern that the new bank crisis could spread to Italy, Spain and beyond.

Why Bear Stearns frightens us so

When the economy is tanking, most journalists take it upon themselves to provide the voice of reason, to reassure the concerned investor that all is...