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
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.

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