Wall Street infected by swine-flu worries

April 28th, 2009 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS  

New York, April 28 (DPA) Major US stock indices fell Monday amid the widening global swine-flu scare, with energy and the travel and hospitality sectors hardest hit.
The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 51.29 points, or 0.64 percent, to 8,025. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dropped 8.72 points, or 1.01 percent, to 857.51. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index fell 14.88 points, or 0.88 percent, to 1,679.41.

The US currency rose against the euro to 76.808 euro cents from 75.52 euro cents Friday. The dollar slipped against the Japanese currency to 96.775 yen from 97.17 yen Friday.

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