After a late-day sell-off yesterday, the stock market continued downward today as some bad economic news weighed on investor sentiment. Durable goods orders rose less than expected last month, lending credibility to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments earlier this week that the economy wasn't out of the woods just yet. Moreover, worries about Spain having to restructure its debt reawakened the European sovereign debt crisis. As of around 1:45 p.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrials
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