On Monday, stock markets fell for the second session in a row over concerns that debt-embattled Spain would soon need an expensive bailout from the European Union. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 101.11 points, or 0.8 percent, to close at 12,721.46. Investors were also unnerved by a rare quarterly loss from the global fast-food chain McDonald's, which appeared to signal tougher economic conditions for companies around the world.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- Here comes the Pentagon's newest space plane
- Why is the Pentagon stuffing caves in Norway full of tanks?
- The real story behind Deliver Us From Evil
- 6 things the happiest families all have in common
- Extreme haunted houses: Inside Halloween's most terrifying new trend
- America's anti-feminist mega-corporations' toxic disregard for women must stop
- Let us now praise Billy Joel
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- How 1,000-year lifespans could remake the economy
Subscribe to the Week