The Wild Week in Stocks as Told Through Traders' Melodramatic Faces

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Down 635 points Monday. Up 430 points Tuesday. Down 520 points Wednesday. Up another 500 points Thursday. For the Dow Jones Industrial Average, there are roller coaster weeks, and then there are roller coaster weeks. And these have been some of the most vertiginous days in recent stock market memory.

We don't know what the moral of this economic story is yet, but we know the heroes. They are the unfailingly melodramatically traders from around the world who wear their hearts on their furrowed foreheads. This is your week in historic news and histrionic faces.

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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