In this Aug. 4, 2011 photo, a trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Global stock markets sank again Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, as worries about the downgrade of U.S. debt outweighed relief at a European Central Bank pledge to buy up Italian and Spanish bonds to help the two countries avoid devastating defaults. (AP Photo/Jin Lee)
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Monday, August 8th, 2011
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The U.S. stock market joined a sell-off around the world Monday in the first trading since Standard & Poor's downgraded American debt and gave investors another reason to be anxious.