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Two clouds hung over the financial markets in the late summer: worries about a European financial crisis and concerns that the U.S. economy might be tipping back into recession. Real GDP rose at a 2.5% annual rate in the advance estimate for 3Q11, which should put to rest fears that the U.S. economy has already entered recession. However, there are still some important uncertainties in the growth outlook for 2012. European leaders dodged a bullet last week, with the agreement on Greek debt (failure would have triggered a more immediate crisis). However, they did not put a number of problems to bed completely. So, how long will the good feelings last?