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Dow Jones Industrial Average Plummets Today as China's Stock Market Crashes

By , Economist, Money Morning

For Aug. 24, 2015, here are your stock market futures, earnings reports, top stock market news, and stocks to watch

Stock Futures Today

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday) forecast a 616-point decline, nearly 4% as traders continue to sell off over fears related to the Chinese economy. Shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) fell another 6.5% this morning as concerns about sales in the world's second-largest economy continued to rattle traders. Nasdaq futures were down more than 80 points, or 5%, as tech stocks slumped in pre-market hours. Traders around the world have dubbed Aug. 24 "Black Monday."

On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 3.1%, continuing the downtrend after Thursday's huge sell off. The Dow slid 530 points. The Nasdaq dipped another 3.5% as technology stocks slumped. Shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) continued to slide on China market woes, falling another 6.1% on the day. Apple stock is now officially in bear territory.

The tech giant joins nine other Dow components that are now in bear territory. They are: International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), Proctor & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), and DuPont Co. (NYSE: DD).

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