U.S. Stocks Slump as Oil Resuming Rout Fuels Debt, Gold Demand

  • S&P 500's losses accelerated in last hour of U.S. trading
  • Oil selloff below $31 revives risk aversion; ruble tumbles

Deep Dive: Another Leg Down for Oil?

U.S. stocks halted a two-day rebound, with losses piling up in the last hour of trading as crude oil resumed a selloff that has rocked financial markets this year. Commodity-linked currencies slid as investors sought refuge in haven assets from gold to Treasuries.

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