Stocks Plummet, Trading Halted Amid Coronavirus Fears

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NEW YORK – The New York Stock Exchange briefly halted trading Monday morning as stocks plummeted amid Coronavirus fears and crashing oil prices.

After a more than seven percent drop in the S&P 500 index, a series of “circuit breakers” automatically kicked in for 15 minutes to try and calm the market.







Stocks resumed trading at 9:49 a.m. eastern. Here are Monday’s opening numbers:

Dow







25,864.78

-256.50













-0.98%

 

Nasdaq

8,575.62

-162.98

-1.87%

 

S&P

2,972.37

-51.57

-1.71%

 

 

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