US stocks slump to six-year low after grim jobless data (AFP)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during afternoon trading on February 17, 2009. US stocks closed at six-year lows Thursday after data showed five million people were collecting unemployment benefits, a record high number that underlined the growing depths of the recession.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Mario Tama)AFP – US stocks closed at six-year lows Thursday after data showed five million people were collecting unemployment benefits, a record high number that underlined the growing depths of the recession.

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