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Dow 10,000. Those were the days.

Starting today, we're in a market that was


over 10,000, instead of one that resides comfortably over the five-digit milestone.


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Dow Jones Industrial Average

has fallen nearly 16% from its

Jan. 14 high-water mark of 11,722.98. The index last traded below 10,000 on Oct. 18, 1999, when it touched 9976.01. It hasn't finished below 10,000 since April 6, 1999, when it closed at 9963.50.

Here at


, we're covering the Dow's decline and the fallout from it.