The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 10th, 2020 night edition

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All three major U.S. stock averages plunged sharply at the opening bell, triggering trading halts put in place in the wake of 1987’s “Black Monday” crash.

The Dow plummeted a record 2,000 points out of the starting gate on a day that marked the current bull market’s 11th year.

Investors generally consider a drop of 20% from a recent high to signify a bear market, raising the expectations of a drawn out period of negative sentiment.

The CBOE Volatility index , a gauge of investor anxiety, touched its highest level since December 2008.

Oil prices registered their biggest one-day fall since the 1991 Gulf war, with Brent crude futures LCOc1 closing down 23.88% and front-month WTI falling 25.1%.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 2,013.76 points, or 7.79%, to 23,851.02, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 225.81 points, or 7.60%, to 2,746.56 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 624.94 points, or 7.29%, to 7,950.68. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 9, 2020.

Volume on U.S. exchanges was 17.22 billion shares, compared with the 11.05 billion average over the last 20 trading days. »

Who the Hell Wants Another Four Years of This?

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The clinic was well run, and there was a big turnout of mothers grateful for the free mosquito nets.

Accepting the thick gold-colored coin with President Obama’s face on it, the chief looked as thrilled as if he had won the Presidential Medal of Freedom...

Although he does nothing to court publicity in status-obsessed Washington, many malaria fighters call him one of the most quietly effective leaders in public health. »

Max von Sydow est mort

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L’immense acteur franco-suédois Max von Sydow est mort à l’âge de 90 ans, a annoncé son épouse Catherine à Paris Match.

L’inoubliable interprète du «Septième sceau», Max von Sydow est mort dimanche à l’âge de 90 ans, a annoncé à Paris Match son épouse Catherine von Sydow.

«C’est le cœur brisé et avec une infinie tristesse que nous avons l’extrême douleur de vous annoncer le départ de Max Von Sydow le 8 mars 2020», nous a précisé la documentariste et productrice française, qui était mariée avec Max von Sydow depuis 1997. »

Barry Bonds says he feels MLB has given him 'death sentence'

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Tim Kurkjian shares his thoughts on Barry Bonds' statement that Major League Baseball has given him a "death sentence" since retiring in 2007.

Is there any truth to Barry Bonds' MLB death sentence comments?

Barry Bonds says Major League Baseball has given him a "death sentence," telling The Athletic that he feels exiled by the sport since retiring in 2007. »

Prince Andrew won't voluntarily cooperate in Epstein inquiry, prosecutor says

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Prince Andrew has “completely shut the door” on cooperating with US investigators in the Jeffrey Epstein case and they are now “considering” further options, a New York prosecutor said on Monday.

Andrew denies all claims of sexual misconduct relating to the Epstein case but has stepped back from public duties as a result of his connection to it.

Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein: what you need to know Read more. »