New York Stock Exchange
New York, New York
August 18, 2011
The New York Stock Exchange floor during trading as Dow Jones industrial average fell 419.63 points.
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.
Investors rushed into United States Treasuries as a safe haven, despite unease about how the government will address its deficit and economic slowdown.