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Why Markets Are Falling So Much

The general retreat in prices comes as many investors worry about a possible recession

By Michelangelo Fano

Selloffs continued to batter major U.S. stock indexes, with the S&P 500 entering bear-market territory Friday for the first time in more than two years. WSJ’s Caitlin McCabe looks at some of the key causes behind the market volatility. Photo: John Minchillo/Associated Press

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