tocks plummeted Thursday, with the Dow plunging around 345 points as mixed retail sales, lower oil prices and dour labor market readings amplified worries about a global economic slowdown.God, why are they stabbing our troops in the back?
The concerns overshadowed a better-than-expected sales report from Wal-Mart Stores and surprisingly strong readings on productivity and the services sector.
The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) lost 345 points, or 3%. It was the fourth-biggest one-day decline on a point basis this year and the third-worst day on a percentage basis.
[ cf Brutal selloff on Wall Street ]
Don't they know that McCain was in the Hanoi Hilton?
Don't they understand that our troops are everywhere being ever more gloriously victorious?