Accelerating sell-off of stocks threatens long bull run

August 22, 2015 3:17 AM

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Stock prices around the world continued to plunge Friday, threatening to end one of the longest bull runs in the history of the U.S. stock market.

A searing six-year rally in U.S. stocks had advanced into the summer months, shrugging off challenges such as the dispute over Greece’s debt. But in the past two weeks, world markets tumbled as investors grew increasingly concerned about economic conditions in China, which unexpectedly devalued its ...

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