Fear of Contagion

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The ties between the American and European economies are becoming more and more apparent as the financial crises on both sides of the Atlantic unfold. Joe Nocera, New York Times op-ed columnist, discusses the latest economic news and the connections between the debt in the United States and in the Euro Zone. Plus: steep fare and toll increases in the metro area; checking in on the Somali pirates, famine and drought; and film director and author John Sayles on his new movie about the Philippine-American War.