US Stocks Slump,
DJIA Posts Worst Two Days Since Nov. '08
Sept-22-2011--NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Investors staged a global flight from risk Thursday that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its worst two-day point drop since November 2008, after a gloomy outlook by the Federal Reserve renewed fears of an economic slowdown.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 391.01 points, or 3.51%, to 10733.83, for a two-day loss of 5.92%. Investors barrelled out of stocks and into "safe" assets like the U.S. dollar, which surged, and 10-year Treasury bonds, whose yields plummeted to 1940s levels. Thursday's action, the worst selloff in stocks since Aug. 18, built on the market's decline Wednesday, when the Fed acknowledged "significant" downside risks to the economy and noted "strains" in global financial markets, a reference to debt strapped Europe.
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