People stand near tickers inside the Stock Exchange in the City of London, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. World stocks skidded lower Thursday, stung by the Federal Reserve's pessimistic assessment of the ... more 
People stand near tickers inside the Stock Exchange in the City of London, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. World stocks skidded lower Thursday, stung by the Federal Reserve's pessimistic assessment of the U.S. economy and the perceived ineffectiveness of measures to kickstart growth. Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 3.2 percent to 5,121.71 and Germany's DAX stumbled 3.4 percent to 5,249.80. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Matt Dunham
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:01 AM EDT