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US Stock Index Flirts with ‘Bear Market’

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A late rally Tuesday kept a major U.S. stock index from winding up in the dreaded “bear market” territory. The Standard & Poors-500 index closed 25 points higher, or 2.5 percent. At one point Tuesday, the S&P was down more than 2 percent, putting it more than 20 percent below its April 29th high of […]

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US Stock Index Flirts with ‘Bear Market’

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A closely watched U.S. stock market index has slipped briefly into the dreaded “bear market” territory, the negative point at which it had fallen more than 20 percent from its recent peak last April. The world’s stock markets mostly plunged again Tuesday on continued worries about a Greek debt default and a slowing world economy. […]

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Polar Bear Attack Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Hurt in Norway

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A polar bear mauled a group of young British campers in the Norwegian Arctic Friday, killing one 17-year-old boy and injuring four others. The attack on the group from the British Schools Exploring Society took place on a remote glacier in Norway’s Svalbard region, before a member of the expedition shot and killed the bear. […]

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