Market recap: Stocks and commodities were whacked after a morning burst of data painted a...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market recap: Stocks and commodities were whacked after a morning burst of data painted a darkening picture of the U.S. economy (I, II, III), which triggered a Goldman short call, amid expectations of ratings downgrades for several big banks - and all with no Fed riding to the rescue for now. Crude oil fell below $80 for the first time this year; energy stocks were crushed. NYSE losers led winners four to one.