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January 8, 2016

House of Pain: What a Wall Street Pummeling Looks Like

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 7, 2016 in New York City. Chinese stocks plunged on Thursday by more than 7 percent causing the Dow to drop over 200 points in morning trading. Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

When China’s financial situation is suddenly so fragile, they can’t keep their stock exchange open without hitting a trip wire and shutting down again…

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 7, 2016 in New York City. Chinese stocks plunged on Thursday by more than 7 percent causing the Dow to drop over 200 points in morning trading. Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

and when the Chinese, U.S. and other world economies are so maddeningly tied together…

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 7, 2016 in New York City. Chinese stocks plunged on Thursday by more than 7 percent causing the Dow to drop over 200 points in morning trading. Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

and when you dispatch a news photographer of Spencer Platt’s caliber to a nail-biting Wall Street to capture the trading floor roller-coaster ride …

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 7, 2016 in New York City. Chinese stocks plunged on Thursday by more than 7 percent causing the Dow to drop over 200 points in morning trading. Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

you can almost see all the anxious stabs.

The whole nest egg-crushing slideshow is at Zimbio.

(photos: Spencer Platt/Getty Images. caption: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 7, 2016 in New York City. Chinese stocks plunged on Thursday by more than 7 percent causing the Dow to drop over 200 points in morning trading.)

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