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U.S. stocks slammed by global fears
U.S. stocks slammed by global fears

First it was fresh concerns about the fragile Eurozone recovery. Then there was the sudden steep fall in oil prices. Now investors are worrying whether the American economy can pull up a slumping global economy. And overlaying all these — fears about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. A weak monthly U.S. retail sales report magnified the angst Wednesday in European financial markets, setting off wild swings on Wall Street and fueling speculation that the Federal Reserve could delay its first interest rate hike or even reverse plans to end its bond-buying stimulus program this month. After plunging more than 450 points in midday trading, the Dow Jones industrial average ended...

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