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New recession fears as weak US jobs data causes markets to fall

Stock markets have fallen sharply as weak US jobs data added to fears of a new global economic downturn.

Wall Street was hit hard, with the Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq indexes down more than 2%.

Earlier, European stocks closed lower as the Department of Labor said the US economy added no net jobs in August.

Mark Mardell reports.

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