It’s time for “death of equities” stories again–unfortunately, this crop is likely to be even less useful as an indicator of a new bull market than the original 1979 BusinessWeek cover

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Could the new EuroZone bailout fund directly recapitalize troubled Spanish banks? The European Commission says it should

What may be the goal of all the recent Spanish jockeying–a change in the rules that would let the permanent EuroZone bailout fund directly recapitalize banks–got a boost this morning from recommendations by the European Commission. Meanwhile a bad Italian bond auction took yields above 6% and yields on German two-year notes fell to 0%.