Monday, April 18, 2011

Wall St slides, Nasdaq falls 2 percent

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks slid on Monday, with the Nasdaq falling 2 percent, after ratings agency Standard & Poor's cut its long-term outlook on the United States and another step by China to stem growth reignited worries about the global economy.
The Dow Jones industrial average (^DJI - News) dropped 229.70 points, or 1.86 percent, to 12,112.13. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index (^SPX - News) dropped 22.15 points, or 1.68 percent, to 1,297.53. The Nasdaq Composite Index (^IXIC - News) dropped 54.50 points, or 1.97 percent, to 2,710.15.


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