Dow Jones continues the global crisis with the spread of coronavirus | Business

The industrial average of Dow Jones plummeted nearly 1,000 points when it opened today in New York to extend a global sell-off triggered by new fears about the spread of the coronavirus.

The Wall Street blue chip index fell 997.04 points, or 3.4 percent, to 27,995.37 shortly after the opening bell in New York, with the broader S&P 500 falling 2.6 by one hundred, or 85.53 points, at 3,252.22 and the Nasdaq index focused on technology lower than 3.1 percent, or 297.17 points, at 9,279.42.

By lunchtime some of these losses had been reduced but the Dow Jones was still down 2.8 percent to 28,185.84 while the S&P 500 had dropped 2.6 percent to 3,249.88. The Nasdaq was 3.1 percent lower at 9,279.78.

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