Shares fell thursday as positive news on u.s. economic growth dashed hopes for fresh measures by the u.s. federal reserve, and gloomy retail sales in japan deepened concern over its recovery. in early european trading, the ftse index of leading british shares fell 0.2 percent to 5,729.76, while france's cac-40 also edged 0.2 percent lower, to 3,407.41. the dax in germany lost 0.6 percent to 6,966.11.
updated: 8/30/2012 6:50 AM
World stocks mostly down amid economic uncertainty
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