Brexit Vote Pushes US Stocks to Tumble Triple Digits
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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street and global markets tumble as they react to the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union.

The Dow sunk 611.21 (-3.39 percent) to close at 17,399.86.

The Nasdaq tumbled 202.06 (-4.12 percent) to finish at 4,707.98, while the S&P dropped 76.02(-3.60 percent) to close at 2,037.30.

Crude oil sunk over 5 percent with prices hitting just over $47 a barrel.

Brexit: British voters have decided in a referendum to leave the EU, a decision that has stunned global investors who rushed to put their assets in "safe" spaces like gold and bond markets. It has caused Americans' 401(k)s to decrease in value temporarily, but because they are long-term investments they should be able to weather the storm in the long run.


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