Oct 1, 2014 7:13 PM

Stocks start October with a drop

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NEW YORK – Financial markets got off to a rough start in October as disappointing economic news and Ebola fears drove stocks lower. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped more than 200 points Wednesday, the first day of trading in a month known for big market swings. Nervous investors shifted their money to havens like bonds and gold. At first U.S. stocks were driven lower by word that German manufacturing had slowed last month. The selling accelerated after a separate survey indicated U.S.


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