Two brokers talk as screens are reflected from a glass table at the Stock Exchange in Madrid Thursday Sept. 22, 2011. World stocks skidded lower Thursday, stung by the Federal Reserve's pessimistic ... more 
Two brokers talk as screens are reflected from a glass table at the Stock Exchange in Madrid 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. On top of that: a sovereign-debt crisis in Europe that is threatening to bankrupt Greece, cause Italy to default on debts and infect the continent's banking system. (AP Photo/Paul White) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Paul White
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 6:49 AM EDT