Wall St. plunges; Nasdaq at lowest since August

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A plunge in oil prices sent U.S. stocks sharply lower at the open on Friday, with the Nasdaq falling over 3 percent to its lowest since Aug. 24 and S&P 500 less than 30 points away from its August lows.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 159.22 points, or 0.97 percent, to 16,219.83.

The S&P 500 lost 24.49 points, or 1.27 percent, to 1,897.35 and the Nasdaq Composite index dropped 146.07 points, or 3.17 percent, to 4,468.94.

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Markets

S&P 500 2,388.20 -0.41 -0.02%
DJIA 20,984.51 -11.61 -0.06%
NASDAQ 6,025.40 -0.09 0.00%
DAX 12,472.80 5.76 0.05%
NIKKEI 225 19,289.43 210.10 1.10%
HANG SENG 24,578.43 122.49 0.50%
USD (per EUR) 1.09 0.00 -0.18%
USD (per CHF) 0.99 0.00 -0.02%
JPY (per USD) 111.06 0.01 0.01%
GBP (per USD) 1.29 0.00 0.18%

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