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Asian Markets Catch Wall Street's Cold

For the second time this week, markets in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Japan followed 1,000-point plunges of the Dow with big sell-offs of their own.
Two investors chat while keeping an eye on stock price movements shown on a screen at a securities company in Shanghai on Friday. Source: Johannes Eisele

For the second time in a week, Asian markets followed a swoon on Wall Street, with Shanghai and Hong Kong taking the

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