Stocks Plunge on the Open

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Stocks opened sharply lower on renewed global worries. The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

was down 97 to 8505; the

Nasdaq Composite Index

was down 26 to 1772; the

S&P 500

was down 12 to 1081 and the small-cap

Russell 2000

was 5 to 384. The 30-year Treasury bond was up 2/32 to 101 2/32, yielding 5.43%.

Most Up at Open -- NYSE

Air Products & Chemicals (APD) - Get Report, up 1 3/8 to 34 5/16

.

Most Up at Open -- Nasdaq

Regions Financial (RGBK) , up 3 1/2 to 40 1/8

: It was announced

yesterday that the company will be added to the S&P 500 after the close tomorrow.

Most Down at Open -- NYSE

Telebras (TBH) , down 4 11/16 to 16 13/16

.

The above prices represent the largest opening gaps among stocks that have traded at least 25,000 shares

.