Stocks: Worst day in two months
“Stocks fell sharply Tuesday, amid reports that a group of bondholders are trying to force Bank of America to repurchase bad mortgages. Investors also weighed a surprise rate hike by the Chinese government, and mixed data on the housing market and corporate results.
The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) lost 165 points, or 1.5%. All but two of the blue chip index’s components were laggards, with Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500) leading the decline. “