Dow Falls 104, Closes Under 10,000 Dow drops below 10,000 for first time since Nov. 4 By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Feb 8, 2010 3:18 PM CST 14 comments Comments In this Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 file photo, traders Richard Newman, left, and Albert Young work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) (Newser) – Stocks plummeted today as investors continued to worry about several European countries' ability to maintain their national debt and pondered a Wall Street Journal report that said the Fed may consider tightening credit this year. The Dow fell 103.84 points to close at 9,908.39. The Nasdaq lost 15.07, closing at 2,126.05. The S&P 500 dropped 9.45 to settle at 1,056.74.