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Market takes a record plunge

A trader took in the turn of events at the New York Stock Exchange. Many investors rushed to the safety of US Treasury securities. A trader took in the turn of events at the New York Stock Exchange. Many investors rushed to the safety of US Treasury securities. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)
By Steven Syre
Globe Staff / September 30, 2008

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The Dow Jones industrial average suffered its worst one-day point decline in history as investors ran for safety after Congress failed to pass a bailout for the nation's beleaguered financial industry. (Full article: 858 words)

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