The stock market dropped precipitously again today, with the Dow losing more than 600 points. The losses were a reaction to S&P’s downgrade of U.S. sovereign debt, as investors gave up stocks for what are considered safer alternatives in a crisis, such as gold or commodities.
In other news, in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood called for execution or amputations if any of the members of the Mubarak family are found guilty of murder or corruption.
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