NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged in the U.S. and worldwide Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The result stunned investors, who reacted by rushing to the safety of gold and U.S. government bonds as they wondered what will come next for Britain, Europe and the global economy.
The Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 610.32 points, or 3.4 percent, to 17,400.75
The Standard & Poor's 500 skidded 75.91 points, or 3.6 percent, to 2,037.41.
The Nasdaq composite sank 202.06 points, or 4.1 percent, to 4,707.98.
For the week:
The Dow fell 274.41 points, or 1.6 percent.
The S&P 500 shed 33.81 points, or 1.6 percent.
The Nasdaq lost 92.36 points, or 1.9 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 24.28 points, or 0.1 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 6.53 points or 0.3 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 299.43 points, or 6 percent.