Stocks Fall 679 Points, At 2003 Levels

NEW YORK (KAIT) - Late day sell-offs send the Dow tumbling 679 points to close well below 9,000 for the first time since 2003.

Stocks closed today at 8579, about 7.5 % down from open. The S&P 500 and the Fox 50 both also fell about the same percent, while the NASDAQ fared slightly better, but still finishing down 5%.

Here are the day's final numbers:

DJIA

8579.19
-678.91
 7.33
Nasdaq 1645.12 -95.21  5.47  

S&P 500 909.92 -75.02  7.62  

FOX 50 685.16 -54.54  7.37