Agence France-PresseMarch 3, 2014 19:32
US stocks Monday fell sharply as investors recoiled from equities in the face of mounting tensions over Ukraine.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 153.68 points (0.94 percent) to 16,168.03.
The broad-based S&P 500 lost 13.72 (0.74 percent) at 1,845.73, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index declined 30.82 (0.72 percent) to 4,227.30.
The selling followed sharp losses in European equity markets.
"It's all about the flight to safety," said Michael James, managing director of equity trading at Wedbush Securities.