Stocks Drop on Government Shutdown Concerns (Bloomberg)
U.S. stocks endured their biggest decline since August as investors grew concerned about the timing of eventual Federal Reserve stimulus tapering and a potential government shutdown. ???It???s probably a little confusing to the market what???s coming out of the Fed,??? John Kvantas, a San Antonio, Texas-based executive director at USAA Investments, said. ???Maybe the Fed is trying to send a message that ???yeah we didn???t taper, but it doesn???t mean we will never taper and maybe actually will taper still quite soon.??????