Whether it's bad news or just an excuse for a long-awaited correction, the stock market is punishing investors today. Less-than-perfect employment data combined with the Federal Reserve potentially bowing out of any future stimulus plans are throwing stocks for a loop. At around 2:45 p.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrials
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