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U.S. stock futures and the dollar came under pressure as a shutdown of the U.S. government seemed increasingly likely, though the euro had political troubles of its own as the Italian government teetered on the edge of collapse. Intesa Sanpaolo SpA appointed longtime executive Carlo Messina as new chief executive, following the resignation of Enrico Cucchiani following clashes with board members and executives over his management style and the bank's strategy. According to an investigation conducted by the The Globe and Mail newspaper, BlackBerry suffered from infighting at its executive level that hobbled its ability to compete in the mobile market and led to its eventual downfall Yet another budget showdown in Washington and yet another government crisis in Italy herald more turbulence for a global economy growing well below trend. On top of these recurrent pitfalls, banks and households in Europe are still shedding debt, several big emerging economies are slowing and markets are struggling to decode the Federal Reserve's policy signals.