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Stock markets suffer their worst Christmas Eve trading day


threatening to oust the chairman of the Federal Reserve,
nSomeone whose position it would be better to preserve.n

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So now the Dow has fallen some 653 points
nAnd doctors may advise traders to light up their joints
nBecause U.S. indices are on track for their worst December
nSince the 1930s, which almost no one alive remembers.n”,”protected”:false},”excerpt”:”rendered”:”

Twas the last trading day before Christmas, and on the trading floor Most stocks were falling, and then falling some more; Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin all the banks had called, In hopes that full coffers were still in their vaults; Bruising #stock selloff continues, as Treasury sec #Mnuchin tries to calm jittery #markets https://t.co/Ejcurl74nV via […]n”,”protected”:false,”author”:59254947,”featured_media”:1607106,”comment_status”:”open”,”ping_status”:”closed”,”sticky”:false,”template”:””,”format”:”standard”,”meta”:”outcome”:””,”status”:””,”crunchbase_tag”:0,”amp_status”:””,”relegenceEntities”:[],”relegenceSubjects”:[],”jetpack_publicize_message”:”Stock markets suffer their worst Christmas Eve trading day https://tcrn.ch/2Q1j4Mu by @jshieber”,”categories”:[17396],”tags”:[160603,461983,15607,8590,4269,53015,456,27683,13843,429561611,449557049],”crunchbase_tag”:[],”tc_stories_tax”:[],”tc_event”:[],”jetpack_featured_media_url”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/gettyimages-928065198-e1521130898631.jpg”,”jetpack_publicize_connections”:[],”shortlink”:”https://tcrn.ch/2Q1j4Mu”,”rapidData”:”pt”:””,”pct”:””,”featured”:false,”subtitle”:””,”fundingRound”:false,”seoTitle”:””,”seoDescription”:””,”tc_cb_mapping”:[“slug”:”flash”,”cb_name”:”Flash”,”cb_slug”:”flash-organization”,”cb_link”:”https://crunchbase.com/organization/flash”],”associatedEvent”:null,”event”:null,”authors”:[59254947],”hideFeaturedImage”:false,”relatedArticles”:[],”_links”:”self”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1762683″],”collection”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts”],”about”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/post”],”version-history”:[“count”:3,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1762683/revisions”],”predecessor-version”:[“id”:1762728,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1762683/revisions/1762728″],”authors”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/59254947″],”replies”:[“embeddable”:true,”count”:0,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=1762683&order=asc&tc_hierarchical=flat”],”https://techcrunch.com/edit”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1762683&action=edit”],”author”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/59254947″],”wp:featuredmedia”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1607106″],”wp:attachment”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media?parent=1762683″],”wp:term”:[“taxonomy”:”category”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories?post=1762683″,”taxonomy”:”post_tag”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags?post=1762683″,”taxonomy”:”_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag?post=1762683″,”taxonomy”:”tc_stories_tax”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_stories_tax?post=1762683″,”taxonomy”:”tc_event”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_event?post=1762683″],”curies”:[“name”:”wp”,”href”:”https://api.w.org/rel”,”templated”:true],”_embedded”:{“authors”:[“id”:59254947,”name”:”Jonathan Shieber”,”url”:””,”description”:””,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/author/jonathan-shieber/”,”slug”:”jonathan-shieber”,”avatar_urls”:”24″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/a81fccb1686f7db1afd1c14a019b5bc1?s=24&d=identicon&r=g”,”48″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/a81fccb1686f7db1afd1c14a019b5bc1?s=48&d=identicon&r=g”,”96″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/a81fccb1686f7db1afd1c14a019b5bc1?s=96&d=identicon&r=g”,”links”:”twitter”:”https://twitter.com/jshieber”,”linkedin”:”https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jonathan-shieber/0/baa/b27″,”crunchbase”:”https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jonathan-shieber”,”position”:”Writer”,”cbDescription”:”

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