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Asia markets join global stock plunge

Japan's Nikkei 225 index ended the morning session down 5.3% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 4.7%.

It comes after the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its worst drop in more than six years on Monday.

A strengthening global economy and healthy corporate earnings had spurred world markets to record highs.

But the sell-off began last week after a solid US jobs report fuelled expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates faster than expected.

Dow Jones: 'Google acquires Apple' news was 'error'

But the story, that the acquisition had been suggested in the will of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was bogus.

It was removed after two minutes, though Apple's shares did briefly rise in value.

Dow Jones said the news appeared as the result of a "technical error" and should be ignored.

The unintentionally published fake news described the acquisition as "a surprise move to everyone who is alive" and quoted Google employees as saying "Yay".

It also stated that Google would move into "Apple's fancy headquarters".

World stocks fall after Fed suggests Sept rate hike possible

KEEPING SCORE: Dow Jones futures slumped 170 points and the Standard & Poor's 500 gave up 20. In Europe, France's CAC-40 fell 0.9 percent to 4,632.59 and Germany's DAX lost 0.9 percent to 10,211.13. The U.K. was closed for a holiday. Wall Street looked set for losses at the open.

US stocks edge lower in early trading; Keurig plunges

Keurig Green Mountain plunged 28 percent Thursday after the maker of single-serve coffee machines said revenue from coffee pods and brewers both fell in the latest quarter.

Mondelez International, which makes Oreo cookies and Cadbury chocolate, jumped 4 percent after the activist investor Bill Ackman took a $5.5 billion stake in the company.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 52 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,489 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time.

A mixed start for stocks as investors focus on sales drop

Before the market opened Tuesday the government reported a surprise drop in retail sales last month. June was the weakest month for sales since February.

Loan servicing company Navient plunged 11 percent after cutting its earnings forecast for the year.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down three points at 17,974 as of 9:35 a.m.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up about a point at 2,101. The Nasdaq composite climbed 11 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,083.

The market is coming off three days of gains.

US stocks open higher following mostly positive job report

Bond prices rose early Thursday as investors saw some pockets of weakness in the report. While payrolls grew overall, wage growth stalled and many people gave up looking for work.

U.S.-listed shares of BP rose 4 percent after the company reached an $18.7 billion settlement with several states to resolve litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 50 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,806.

US stocks fall in early trade as Greece debt woes escalate

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 138 points, or 0.8 percent, to 17,804 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Monday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index gave up 16 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,085.

The Nasdaq composite fell 47 points, or 0.9 percent, to 5,033.

The declines were steeper in Europe. Benchmark indexes were down 2 percent in Germany and 3 percent in France.

Nine of the 10 industry sectors in the S&P 500 index fell. The only one that rose was utilities, a traditional safe-haven play.

A mixed start to stock trading in US; Chinese stocks plunge

Chinese stocks plunged 7 percent as fears spread that a yearlong bull rally there has become overheated. The market is up more than 100 percent over the past year.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 59 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,948 as of 9:50 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose two points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,104 and the Nasdaq composite fell five points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,107.