Investors Left Gasping After Stocks' Wild Ride

Posted: 08/24/2015 - U.S. stocks took it on the chin for a third session in a row on Monday, after an attempted bounce-back lost steam, leaving the Standard & Poor's 500 Index in a correction.

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