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Dow plunges 831 points as stocks suffer worst loss in eight months

BostonGlobe.com
Dow plunges 831 points as stocks suffer worst loss in eight months

NEW YORK — US stocks plunged to their worst loss in eight months on Wednesday as technology companies continued to drop. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 831 points. The losses were widespread, and stocks that have been the biggest winners on the market the last few years, including technology companies and retailers, suffered steep declines. Apple and Amazon both had their worst day in two and a half years. The Nasdaq composite, which has a high concentration of technology companies, had its biggest loss in more than two years. Alec Young, managing director of global markets research at FTSE Russell, said investors fear that rising interest rates and growing expenses are going to erode