If you’re over the age of 50, you can probably relate to my colleague, who took a look at the closing Dow average today and proclaimed,”someone wants me to die here at my desk.”
To paraphrase: “Retirement is not an option.”
The Dow closed at its lowest level in the last six years.
What’s our next benchmark? If the Dow drops another 180 points, it’ll be at the lowest level since October 28, 1997, the day the “Asian flu” halted trading on the New York Stock Exchange for the first time… ever.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.