Wall St sinks on news of Malaysian plane crash

Jul 18 2014, 01:54 IST
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The Dow Jones industrial average fell 161.39 points or 0.94 percent, to end unofficially at 16,976.81. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 161.39 points or 0.94 percent, to end unofficially at 16,976.81.
SummaryThe Dow Jones industrial average fell 161.39 points or 0.94 percent, to end unofficially at 16,976.81.

U.S. stocks ended sharply lower on Thursday, with the S&P 500 posting its biggest one-day percentage drop since April 10 on news that a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet crashed near the Ukraine-Russia border.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 161.39 points or 0.94 percent, to end unofficially at 16,976.81. The S&P 500 lost 23.45 points or 1.18 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,958.12. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 62.52 points or 1.41 percent, to close unofficially at 4,363.45.

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