Dow Skids 800 Out of the Gate

Markets riled by White House's latest coronavirus projection, shed 3%-4%
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2020 8:43 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Dow stumbled more than 800 points out of the gate on Wednesday, reports the Wall Street Journal, echoing markets around the globe a day after it closed out the worst quarter on record. That was a 4% drop; the S&P 500 lost 3.8%, and the Nasdaq lost 3%. The losses came on the heels of President Trump's warning Tuesday that up to 240,000 Americans could die of the coronavirus. (Read more Dow Jones stories.)

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