Topic: James Paulsen
The Dow fell about 130 points, with rising concern that European debt problems are worsening
The Fed will hold its first-ever quarterly briefing, and new data will likely reveal sluggish economic growth for the first quarter
Stocks fall in US with Dow and S&P 500 dropping about half a percentage point. But drop in stock prices bigger in Europe and much larger in Japan.
Currency charts: China’s yuan strengthened Monday, but the euro faltered. Dow average slipped 8 points.