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New York, New York<br />
August 18, 2011<br />
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The New York Stock Exchange floor during trading as Dow Jones industrial average fell 419.63 points.<br />
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After just a few days of calm, stock markets heaved again, sending major American indexes down as much as 5 percent on persistent worries about the economy and Europe's debt problems. <br />
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Investors rushed into United States Treasuries as a safe haven, despite unease about how the government will address its deficit and economic slowdown.