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The U.S. stock market

Markets Stock Market
Seth Wenig
Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, May 19, 2022. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street Tuesday, May 24, 2022 led by drops in tech heavyweights like the parent companies of Facebook and Google. The S&P 500 index fell 1.2% in the early going, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq was down almost twice as much, 2.3%.

Recent losses on Wall Street resulting in falling stock and bond markets have sparked concerns about a recession. In addition, rising prices for food, gas and other goods have Americans, according to a recent Pew poll, saying it's the country's top problem.

We’ll look at what the current economic volatility on Wall Street means for consumers and the U.S.


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