May 6, 2010 4:10 PM

Is it 2008 again? Fears of Greek debt send U.S. stocks plunging

In an unnerving outburst of volatility that recalled the 2008 financial crisis, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged almost 1,000 points Thursday afternoon before recovering most of its losses, triggered by fears that debt problems in Greece and elsewhere in Europe will infect other high-debt economies around the globe.

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