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U.S. stocks slide allows short sellers to smile again

BOSTON (Reuters) - The stock market's long-suffering short sellers finally have something to smile about.     Investors who make a living betting that stock prices will fall are in a position to profit handsomely as the U.S. equity market sinks, with its biggest weekly plunge in more than two years last week and continuing to decline so far this week.     After lean years in which short-biased funds tracked by eVestment have posted double-digit losses every year since 2008, some were able to post among the investment industry's best returns in September and may well have done even better in the first two weeks of October.    ...