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Stocks Plunge Monday
The Dow is closing down 249 points as a congressional committee appears close to admitting defeat on its deficit-cutting task.
The group was supposed to reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next decade. Its apparent failure signals that Washington remains gridlocked over crucial fiscal issues…
Stock Market Rebounds After Two-Day Slump
Stock indexes are closing with broad gains as international leaders scramble to save a week-old plan to prevent a financial crisis in Europe. Strong corporate earnings and a bump up in hiring by private companies also helped send markets higher after a steep two-day drop.