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Financial Market Tremors Opposition Demands Merkel Suspend Vacation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will speak with French President Nicolas Sarkozy Friday afternoon by phone to discuss the shaky global markets. But opposition parties demanded that she cut her vacation short and return to Berlin to deal with the issue instead. Meanwhile, positive news from the US labor market helped the DAX edge higher following a morning nose-dive.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband Joachim Sauer (right) are currently vacationing in Italy's South Tyrol region.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband Joachim Sauer (right) are currently vacationing in Italy's South Tyrol region.

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