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August 5th, 2011
07:34 AM ET

Markets in Asia, Europe down after Dow plunges more than 500 points Thursday

This morning, markets across Asia and Europe are continuing the downward slide started by the Dow yesterday, which plunged more than 500 points Thursday.

Though many say that fear is propelling the market slump, others are worried the correction is an indication that the U.S. may be headed for a doube-dip recession. With jobs numbers scheduled to be released at 8:30am ET, how will the markets affect your money?

Matt McCall, Founder and President of Penn Financial Group, LLC discusses world markets and your money on American Morning today.

Filed under: Economy • Jobs • Money • Money & Main Street
August 5th, 2011
07:31 AM ET

Deadly Salmonella outbreak kills one, hospitalizes 22 – can the U.S. keep its food supply safe?

A deadly salmonella outbreak from ground turkey has spread to 26 states, claimed one life and hospitalized 22 others. Federal health officials say it may be more resistant than usual to antibiotics.

The outbreak has been traced to ground turkey production at the Cargill plant in Arkansas. And with all the talk about budget cuts, the incident has renewed questions about the safety of our food and whether cutting funding to groups like the Food and Drug Administration can keep the food supply safe.

On American Morning this morning, David Acheson, Leavitt Partners's Managing Director of Food and Safety Import Practice and former Chief Medical Officer for the Food and Drug Administration, discusses the outbreak and how budget cuts could hamper our chances of spotting outbreaks sooner.

Filed under: Food • Food safety
August 5th, 2011
05:01 AM ET

Talkback: When will our fears about Muslim Americans fade?

Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) is being criticized by conservative bloggers for his choice of nominee for State Judgeship. Christie's pick: A Muslim American lawyer, Sohail Mohammed.

Christie is defending his decision, but critics say they are concerned Mohammed will base his judicial decisions on Sharia law or the Quran.

Talkback: When will our fears about Muslim Americans fade?

We want to know what you think. Your answer could be read on American Morning.

Filed under: AM Talkback
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