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US stocks tumble on Ukraine uncertainty

Published on Mar 15, 2014 6:52 AM

NEW YORK (AFP) - The growing diplomatic crisis over Ukraine rattled markets, producing the deepest declines in US stocks for a single week since January.

All three indices fell, with the biggest losses coming in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which sank 387.05 (2.35 per cent) to 16,065.67.

The broad-based S&P 500 lost 36.91 (1.96 per cent) at 1,841.13, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gave up 90.82 (2.09 per cent) at 4,245.40.

Wall Street saw a flood of headlines about Ukraine that pointed to a mushrooming crisis.

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