Wall Street takes stock of wild week

Extreme swings in investor confidence put financial markets through the biggest roller coaster week in years.

    Wall Street has ended one of its most volatile weeks in years as investors scramble to assess the impact of Europe's debt crisis and the downgrade to US credit. 

    The Dow Jones index ended Friday's trading up one per cent, posting its first back-to-back gains in more than a month.

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey looks back on an extraordinary run for US markets.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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