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Oil...again. Dow drops below 12,000

To top it all off, the Dow dropped more than 400 points today. For the first time since mid–March, the Dow traded below the 12,000 mark before bouncing back up and finishing 113 points down. Part of the reason? Big surprise...oil. A sharp increase in oil prices helped fuel the setting.

* Chris Farrell, Economics Editor at American Public Media's Marketplace Money