Updated from 12:29 p.m. EDTFollowing precipitous declines in the major world indices, stocks on Wall Street were taking heavy losses Friday, as forced liquidations continued and fear of a global economic slowdown intensified. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, off more than 500 points earlier, lately was down 291 points at 8400, and the S&P 500 gave back 30 points to 878. The Nasdaq tumbled 42 points to 1561. The selling mood was tied to belief in an impending global recession. Larry Adam, chief investment strategist at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management, wrote in a research note that he expects 2009 global growth to register at 1.2%, a rate that falls well below the International Monetary Fund's recession benchmark of 3%. He predicted negative growth for the U.S. and Europe in the coming year. "