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14/08/2011

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Sunday 14 August 2011

As international stock markets see-saw in the wake of America's downgrade to AA+ status, we bring you the economic outlook from America's other trading floor - the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Mormon blogger Joanna Brooks exposes the greatest myths surrounding Mormonism in America - and assesses the prospects of two Mormon presidential hopefuls.

Vera Farmiga - star of 'Up In The Air' - talks about her directorial debut, "Higher Ground," in which she explores America's relationship with religion.

And from religious to the irreligious, author Otto Penzler uncovers America's obsession with zombies.

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