Trading halted on Wall Street after stocks plunge 7% at open

THE S&P 500 dropped about 7% within the first few minutes of Thursday's trading, triggering an automatic halt to trading on the New York Stock Exchange. / AP FILE PHOTO/RICHARD DREW
THE S&P 500 dropped about 7% within the first few minutes of Thursday's trading, triggering an automatic halt to trading on the New York Stock Exchange. / AP FILE PHOTO/RICHARD DREW
NEW YORK (AP) – The sell-off bludgeoning financial markets around the world got even worse Thursday as the economic pain caused by the coronavirus became more painfully clear. Worries are rising that the White House and other authorities around the world can’t or won’t do what’s needed to help soon. After the Dow Jones Industrial…

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