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Dow Falls 2.4 Percent On Fears Of Rising Interest Rates, Mixed Earnings

About 1745 GMT, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 2.1 per cent at 23,946.81

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Wall Street stocks fell sharply after midday today, amid anxiety over rising interest rates and as some prominent blue-chip companies tumbled after earnings reports.


About 1745 GMT, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 2.1 per cent at 23,946.81.


The broad-based S&P 500 fell 1.5 per cent to 2,631.17, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index slid 1.7 per cent to 7,007.50.


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