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

DJIA 20,775.60 32.60 0.16%
NASDAQ 5,860.63 -5.32 -0.09%
S&P 500 2,362.82 -2.56 -0.11%
DAX 11,998.59 31.10 0.26%
NIKKEI 225 19,379.87 -1.57 -0.01%
HANG SENG 24,201.96 238.33 0.99%
USD (per EUR) 1.06 0.00 0.14%
USD (per CHF) 1.01 0.00 0.15%
JPY (per USD) 113.32 -0.34 -0.30%
GBP (per USD) 1.25 0.00 -0.26%

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