Wall St. plunges; Nasdaq at lowest since August



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

DJIA 21,080.28 -2.67 -0.01%
NASDAQ 6,210.19 4.94 0.08%
S&P 500 2,415.82 0.75 0.03%
NIKKEI 225 19,717.56 30.72 0.16%
HANG SENG 25,672.29 33.02 0.13%
DAX 12,602.18 -19.54 -0.15%
USD (per EUR) 1.12 0.00 -0.09%
USD (per CHF) 0.98 0.00 0.05%
JPY (per USD) 111.38 0.13 0.11%
GBP (per USD) 1.28 0.00 0.03%

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