Hamza Shaban, Hannah Denham of the Washington Post –
U.S. stocks nosedived, dragged down by tech, in a wild day of trading Thursday, slamming the brakes on a record-shattering run that had lifted Wall Street to new heights.
The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 810.93 points, or 2.8 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index shed 125,78 points, a 3.5 percent slide.
And the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite, which has been showering investors with relentless gains for months, gave up 598.34 points, or nearly 5 percent.