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Dow falls 250 points
 
A New York Stock Exchange ticker shows Monday's massive stock market drop -- the steepest one-day decline since the 2008 financial crisis.
A New York Stock Exchange ticker shows Monday's massive stock market drop -- the steepest one-day decline since the 2008 financial crisis.
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The Dow Jones Industrial closed its second-worst trading day of 2012 Thursday, falling 250 points to end the day at 12,573. All three of the major U.S. indexes fell roughly two percent, slammed by the combination of poor economic reports, trouble in the eurozone, and global growth worries that in turned triggered an ominous warning from Goldman Sachs over potential further financial troubles. It was the second time in three weeks that the Dow fell more than 250 points in a session.

 

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