U.S. stocks plunge, as concerns in China and Greece roil markets

April 17, 2015 11:10 PM

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Investing.com -- Stocks on the U.S. equities markets took a nosedive on Friday, posting one of their sharpest daily losses of the year as Chinese regulators roiled global markets by cracking down on margin trading and loosening regulations on short selling.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 275 points on the session to retreat to 17,826.30, nearly erasing all of its gains for the year. The NASDAQ Composite index and the S&P 500 Composite index also fell by more than 1% for the session, as lags in the Technology and Industrial sectors s...

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