Dow Falls 268 to 10,002

Dow in danger of slipping below 10,000 again
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2010 12:23 PM CST
Updated Feb 4, 2010 3:18 PM CST
Dow Falls 268 to 10,002
Trader Warren Meyers works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – The markets were in turmoil today over concerns about the economies in both the US and Europe, the Wall Street Journal reports. Greece, Portugal, and Spain are all struggling with their national debt, while in the US, weekly unemployment claims rose, spooking traders ahead of tomorrow's monthly jobs report.

  • The Dow fell 268 points to close at 10,002.
  • The Nasdaq lost 65 points, settling at 2,125.
  • The S&P 500 dropped 34 points, closing at 1,063.
(Read more Dow Jones stories.)

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