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Stock Futures Plunge as Trump Surges

Dow futures were down almost 750 points
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2016 9:48 PM CST
Stock Futures Plunge as Trump Surges
About a dozen supporters of Donald Trump carry signs and flags as they walk through New York Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(Newser) – Donald Trump's strong showing Tuesday night isn't sitting well with investors. Dow futures were down more than 800 points about 11pm Eastern, reports MarketWatch. Early in the night, they were actually up about 100 points, notes CNBC, but they began to plummet as Trump's count in the Electoral College grew. If he emerges as the winner, one trader warns of an ugly day on Wall Street on Wednesday, per the Wall Street Journal. Overseas, Japan's Nikkei stock index dropped 6% in early trading. (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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