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Nasdaq Leads Losers as Stocks Slide at the Open

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Stocks opened lower with the

Nasdaq Composite Index

leading the way down in the early going after another rough overseas session.


Dow Jones Industrial Average

was down 69 to 7773. The

S&P 500

was down 10 to 1007, while the Nasdaq Composite was down 31 to 1663 and the

Russell 2000

was down 5 to 358.

Treasuries continued to rally on their old friend flight to quality, as the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond continued to trade below the 5% level. The long bond was recently up 23/32 to 108 30/32, yielding 4.93%.



fell to a new 12-year low and stock markets in Europe fell dramatically.

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