Global markets fell for the eighth day on Friday, while the US markets recovered from Thursday's plummet. As global markets drop, fear grows that the global economy could slip into another recession.
Four stocks fell on Tuesday for each one that rose, with the Dow closing 266 points down, the Nasdaq falling 75 points, and the S&P 500 losing 33 points
The Dow fell 62 points, and the S&P 500 fell 4. The Nasdaq closed up 1 point.
Stocks fell again on Wednesday, with the Dow losing 199 points, as lawmakers in Washington remained at odds over a debt solution
Stocks of small companies, especially, are being sold, and overall, stocks are falling
The Dow closed about 88 points down, the S&P 500 lost about 7 points, and the Nasdaq fell about 16 points
The Dow closed 43 points lower, the S&P 500 gained just one point, and the Nasdaq rose 24 points on Friday. For the week, each index was up.
Stocks weighed down by Washington debt-limit talks, mixed corporate earnings. Stocks in Europe lifted by second Greek bailout.
Debt problems in US, Europe don't stop investors from buying up stocks. But analysts warn debt woes remain markets' primary concern.
The Dow closed down 54 points, the S&P 500 lost 9 points, and the Nasdaq fell 34 points after Bernanke said the Fed has no immediate plans to institute a third round of quantitative easing