What You Need to Know About Brazil's Slowing Economy

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What's happening in the headlines can affect you as an investor. Here's what's going on, what you need to know, and what you should do.

The cold, hard facts

The Financial Times is reporting that gross domestic product in superstar emerging market Brazil contracted 0.04% in the quarter ending Sept. 30, as weakness in the industrial sector is now spreading to the country's typically vibrant consumer.