US markets close low

US markets close low
# 18 December 2008 10:01 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Vahab Rzayev - APA-Economics. The major averages experienced choppy trading late in the day but showed a notable move to the downside going into the close. The Dow eventually closed down 100.20 points or 1.1 percent at 8,823.94, the Nasdaq closed down 10.58 points or 0.7 percent at 1,579.31 and the S&P 500 closed down 8.76 points or 1 percent at 904.42.
Meanwhile, the major European markets ended the day mixed after bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line. While the U.K.’s FTSE 100 Index closed up 0.4 percent, the French CAC 40 Index and the German DAX Index fell 0.3 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively.
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