Stocks Tumble After News Of Mueller Impaneling A Grand Jury


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Robert Donachie Capitol Hill and Health Care Reporter
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The U.S. stock market took a nosedive after news broke Thursday afternoon that Special Counsel Robert Mueller impaneled a jury in the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 20 points at 3:28 p.m. Thursday, some 4 minutes after The Wall Street Street Journal broke the news that Mueller has impaneled a jury to investigate Russian interference in the election.

The benchmark index dropped from 22,036.47 at 3:28 p.m. to 22,014.86 at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Other U.S. indexes took hits as well. The S&P 500 fell roughly 3 points and the NASDAQ index fell nearly 15 points.

The Dow average topped 22,000 for the first time in its history Wednesday morning. The benchmark index ticked above 22,000 one minute after the opening bell at 9:31 a.m. Wednesday.

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