Stock Prices Fall Around the World Major U.S. stock indices started the trading day lower Monday — a lot lower. Investors reacted to the emergency sale of investment bank Bear Stearns, as well as drastic actions by the Fed to shore up confidence in financial markets. Investors around the globe were also nervous after the weekend news from Wall Street.

Stock Prices Fall Around the World

Stock Prices Fall Around the World

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STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

Tim Condon, the chief economist with ING Financial Markets in Singapore says investors in the region are bracing for more bad news.

M: I think the question on everyone's lips is who's next. And the worry is that this is not over and we're really in for a rough patch.

Major U.S. stock indices started the trading day lower Monday — a lot lower.

Investors reacted to the emergency sale of Wall Street investment bank Bear Stearns, as well as drastic actions by the Federal Reserve to shore up confidence in financial markets.