NewsBreak: Dow Plunges More Than 300 on Market Selloff

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© Reuters. © Reuters. – The started the fourth quarter badly, falling more than 300 points in early afternoon trading, potentially its biggest one-day loss since late August.

  • At 1:15 p.m. ET, the was off 1.1%. The was down 1.1% and the was off 0.9%. The decline comes as the stock market has been stalled just below its all-time highs in July. Twenty-seven of the 30 Dow stocks were lower, with 3M (NYSE:) and Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:) the biggest decliners, off 3.3% and 3.2%, respectively. Visa (NYSE:) is the leader, up 1.1%.
  • The selloff was set off by a weaker-than-expected report on U.S. from the Institute for Supply Management. It’s a signal that the U.S.-China trade fight plus economic slowdowns elsewhere, especially in Europe, are taking a toll on U.S. manufacturing.
  • The selloff sent interest rates lower, with the yield falling to 1.637% from 1.673% on Monday.
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