(Source: The Wall Street Journal By Matt Phillips) – On this side of the pond, we usually pay as little to attention to Europe as possible.
That’s because traditionally, we’ve found that if leave them alone to enjoy their cheese and gothic cathedrals and thick-cabled social safety net, they’ll leave us to enjoy our MMA and NFL and SUVs.

But lately, the U.S. stock markets have gotten pretty worked up — in part — because of the ongoing financial crisis on the continent, where worries have spread from miniscule parts of the eurozone to core countries such as Spain, Italy and even, to some extent, France.

Source: The Wall Street Journal By Matt Phillips

August 12, 2011, 10:40 AM ET

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