U.S. stocks plummet at opening after U.K. Brexit vote

June 24, 2016 11:10 PM

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The Dow Jones index of leading stocks fell nearly 3 percent in the first minutes of trading Friday morning, as traders were still reeling from the shock vote the day before that will take Britain out of the European Union.

Five minutes after the trading bell sounded, the Dow was down nearly 500 points, or 2.9 percent, with broader S&P 500 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq also reporting big losses.

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