Stocks plunge anew as data points to recession

By TIM PARADIS, AP Business Writer Wed Oct 15, 6:31 PM ET

NEW YORK – Investors agonizing over a faltering economy sent the stock market plunging all over again Wednesday after a stream of disheartening data convinced Wall Street that a recession, if not already here, is inevitable. The market’s despair propelled the Dow Jones industrials down 733 points to their second-largest point loss ever, and the major indexes all lost at least 7 percent.

The slide meant that the Dow, which fell 76 points on Tuesday, has given back all but 127 points of its record 936-point gain of Monday, which came on optimism about the banking system in response to the government’s plans to invest up to $250 billion in financial institutions.

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