Weaker USA government demand dragging on U.S. sales and a 10% plunge in EMEA revenues. Anti-austerity strikes sweep Europe. Millions of workers in Europe are on strike to protest austerity as part of a "European Day of Action and Solidarity." Spanish and Portuguese unions are carrying out their first coordinated general strike, while organizations in Greece, Italy, France and Belgium planned stoppages or demonstrations. The question is whether the protests will have any significant effect on economic policy - so far, they haven't.