Topic: Benjamin Reitzes
Large scale measures are the only way to solve a nation's debt problem. That goes for the United States, too.
Japan earthquake drives down major European markets at close. US stocks at midday also down as investors try to evaluate impact of new 7.4 magnitude Japan earthquake.
Concerns about rebuilding costs and radiation push Japan's Nikkei down 1.7 percent. But stocks in Europe edge up and US futures point to stronger open.