Stocks Sink As Rising Coronavirus Cases Deepen Fears About Economy

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The U.S. flag hangs outside the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 14, 2020, in New York. Stocks sank on Wednesday as rising coronavirus cases spooked investors.

Officials in the United States and Europe are threatening more lockdowns, and next week's election is only adding to the uncertainty over the direction of the economy.

(Image credit: Frank Franklin II/AP)