Stock market down 4.25 percent; not a front-page story

This evening’s New York Times was worrisome.  An inset box showed that the S&P 500 had fallen 4.25 percent for the day, wiping out roughly a year of investment returns.  A few months ago this would have been the top story.  Today, however, it did not even make the front page.  There were no articles talking about the collapse of the stock market unless you clicked into the “business” section.  Investors in the U.S. economy being destroyed isn’t news anymore.