U.S. stock markets sold off once again, Thursday, as investors continued to worry about a global recession.
The Dow ended down more than 400 points, after dropping almost 500 points Wednesday.
The two-day loss cancels much of the recent advances made in the stock market.
Also another big economic concern: oil prices slid even more to about $61 a barrel -- less than half the price since oil peaked in July.
Retail sales also plummeted in October as shoppers stayed home. The nation's retailers reported the worst sales for the month in almost 40 years. Wal Mart was the only company to see sales rise.
The overall drop has retailers especially worried about the critical holiday shopping season.