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Investors continued to dump shares Tuesday after U.S. lawmakers unexpectedly rejected a Wall Street bailout plan, triggering the largest point drop in U.S. market history.

Stocks in Europe opened sharply lower -- after big losses on Monday -- while many Asian markets fell near the end of the trading day.

The U.S. stock market was down almost 778 points at closing Monday -- just under 7 percent -- the worst single-day point loss ever, topping even the loss following the September 11 terrorist attacks. Read full article »

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