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Oct. 28, 2020, 9:37 a.m. EDT

Dow falls more than 500 points as stocks open sharply lower on COVID case rise

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By William Watts

U.S. stocks opened sharply lower Wednesday, under pressure as a continued rise in COVID-19 cases threatened to prompt renewed lockdowns in Europe and raised worries about the strength of the economic recovery in the U.S. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.10% dropped 528.92 points, or 1.9%, to 26,934, while the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.52% dropped 63.32 points, or 1.9%, to 3,327.36. The Nasdaq Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +0.04% fell 226.04 points, or 2%, to 11,205.31.

/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
29,582.84
-327.53 -1.10%
Volume: 285.06M
Nov. 30, 2020 3:21p
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
3,619.59
-18.76 -0.52%
Volume: 1.81B
Nov. 30, 2020 3:21p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
12,210.69
+4.84 +0.04%
Volume: 5.75M
Nov. 30, 2020 3:21p
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