NewsWatch: Here’s how the stock market has fared after similarly brutal losses in a quarter

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History offers an encouraging lesson. See full story.

This still looks like just a stock-market correction, not something worse

Bear markets generally build up over months while corrections tend to be far sharper. See full story.

Here’s what worries Wall Street more than a recession

Investors’ reaction to early December jobs report spoke to their fears, writes Mark Hulbert. See full story.

5 questions worried Americans will ask during the Dow’s wild ride

‘I was going to open a retirement account — should I wait?’ See full story.

This first year of early retirement has been one of the hardest of my life

FIRE is rewarding, but I underestimated these 5 challenges. See full story.

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