A man checks a monitor with stock exchange data in Milan, Italy, Monday, Dec.10, 2012. Italy's stock market fell sharply and its borrowing costs jumped Monday as investors and European

 

              A man checks a monitor with stock exchange data in Milan, Italy, Monday, Dec.10, 2012. Italy
A man checks a monitor with stock exchange data in Milan, Italy, Monday, Dec.10, 2012. Italy's stock market fell sharply and its borrowing costs jumped Monday as investors and European leaders worried over the country's political and financial future following Premier Mario Monti's surprise decision to resign. Monti said Saturday he would resign earlier than expected after Parliament passes the state 2013 budget, saying it was impossible to continue after the political party of former Premier Silvio Berlusconi withdrew its support in two crucial votes last week. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)