Stocks and bonds are plunging in early trading after a surprisingly large increase in the
Consumer Price Index
The April CPI rose 0.7% overall and 0.4% excluding volatile food and energy prices -- both figures were way ahead of expectations. The 30-year Treasury bond lurched sharply downward as soon as the numbers came out at 8:30 a.m. EDT, and it lately was down 1 23/32 to 91 8/32. The yield shot up to 5.88%, the highest level in nearly a year.
Dow Jones Industrial Average
was down 105 to 11,002, the
was down 18 to 1350, the
Nasdaq Composite Index
was down 46 to 2536, the
was down 6 to 445 and
TheStreet.com Internet Sector
index was down 14 to 628.
Most Up at Open -- NYSE
Case (CSE) , up 1 11/16 to 44 1/2
: Case was rising on news of a possible merger with
Most Up at Open -- Nasdaq
: The company formed an alliance with
to speed the launch of high-speed Web services.
Most Down at Open -- NYSE
Charles Schwab (SCH) , down 5 15/16 to 111 1/16
Most Down at Open -- Nasdaq
Net.B@nk (NTBK) , down 6 1/8 to 181 1/8