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It’s the Economy Stupid!

U.S. stocks slammed; Dow industrials shed 504 points

By Kate Gibson

Last update: 4:13 p.m. EDT Sept. 15, 2008

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks tanked on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit with its worst point and percentage drop in nearly seven years after Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy and insurance giant American International Group Inc. scurried to raise capital even as its market value was axed by distraught investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average [: $indu] plunged 504.48 points, or 4.4%, to 10,917.51. The S&P 500 ($SPX:

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Black Monday: FTSE plunges 212 points as global markets tumble following Lehman collapse

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Immigration policy is a feminist issue. Read the article below as an example of why:

WRITERS ON THE RANGE

Female farmworkers are the most vulnerable

ESSAY – September 12, 2008

By Rebecca Clarren

http://www.hcn.org/wotr/female-farmworkers-are-the-most-vulnerable

 

A western contrarian’s viewpoint about why Palin won’t do:
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