Markets Plunge On Worries About A World Economy Slowdown

Stocks tumbled around the world Thursday amid signs of economic weakness. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 400 points to close down more than 3.6%.

NPR's Two-Way Blog is following the economic news today.

Why Does The U.S. Sneeze When Europe Gets A Cold? is NPR's look at the impact of Europe's debt crisis on the U.S. economy.