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Originally published Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 2:34 PM

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How the major stock indexes fared on Tuesday

Stocks plunged around the world Tuesday as fears spread that Europe's attempt to contain Greece's debt crisis would fail. The euro fell to its lowest point against the dollar in a year. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 225 points, its biggest drop in three months. The slide erased a 143-point gain from Monday. The Dow and broader indexes each fell more than 2 percent. Treasury prices rose on increased demand for safe investments.

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Stocks plunged around the world Tuesday as fears spread that Europe's attempt to contain Greece's debt crisis would fail. The euro fell to its lowest point against the dollar in a year. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 225 points, its biggest drop in three months. The slide erased a 143-point gain from Monday. The Dow and broader indexes each fell more than 2 percent. Treasury prices rose on increased demand for safe investments.

The Dow fell 225.06, or 2 percent, to 10,926.77.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 28.66, or 2.4 percent, to 1,173.60.

The Nasdaq composite index fell 74.49, or 3 percent, to 2,424.25.

For the week:

The Dow is down 81.84, or 0.7 percent.

The S&P is down 13.09, or 1.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 36.94, or 1.5 percent.

For the year to date:

The Dow is up 498.72, or 4.8 percent.

The S&P is up 58.50, or 5.2 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 155.10, or 6.8 percent.

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