Dow Jones now down more than 2,000 points after Dow Jones dropped 1,800 for the day – CNBC

CNBC News – Dow Jones has dropped about 2,200 points in the past two hours, and the S&P 500 is down a record 1,300 points, with the Nasdaq down nearly a half-million points.

It’s the first time since January that the Dow Jones industrial average has been lower than it was before the worst of the Great Recession hit in late 2009.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, or J.P. Morgan’s Dow, has shed more than a quarter of a million points in less than a week.

The S&P 500, the benchmark of stocks in the United States, is down nearly 3,000.