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 2,266.37 -4.94 -0.22%
DJIA 19,790.78 -36.47 -0.18%
NASDAQ 5,548.11 -7.22 -0.13%
DAX 11,573.84 -56.29 -0.48%
HANG SENG 22,898.52 12.61 0.06%
NIKKEI 225 18,891.03 -246.88 -1.29%
USD (per EUR) 1.07 0.00 0.24%
USD (per CHF) 1.00 0.00 -0.12%
JPY (per USD) 113.38 -0.43 -0.38%
GBP (per USD) 1.25 0.01 0.66%

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