Egyptian Stocks Continue Tumble

The people have spoken, and now the market has. Egyptian stocks continued to tumble Monday morning after President Mohamed Morsi’s recent attempt to give himself what opponents called near-dictatorial powers. The country’s main index was down 3.9 percent just after opening. Morsi said that he will meet with top Egyptian judges Monday to try to bring a resolution to the political crisis, which began when he tried to remove judicial checks on his office. Clashes between protesters and police have left more than 500 people injured in recent days.