Updated from 3:48 p.m. EST
Leaving February Wasn't Enough(At 5:24 p.m. EST) Days like this you feel like the apocalypse is back on. We're coming off the worst February for the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 1933, and we open March with more destruction. At the end of the day, the index had plummeted 299.64 points, or 4.2%, to 6763.29 as all 30 stocks fell. Thirteen components shed 5% or more. Only McDonald's ( MCD) came close to breaking through the flat line with its 0.8% decline.
The Good News? Day's Almost Over(At 3:38 p.m. EST) Less than half an hour left and the Dow is barely above its session low. For the record, that was under 6800. Awful.