US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St slides as mortgage worries hit banks

NEW YORK, Oct 19 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. stocks (Read more about the stock market today. ) posted their
biggest loss in two months on Tuesday on fears banks might be
on the hook for billions of dollars in souring mortgage bonds.

The Dow Jones industrial average (.DJI: ) was down 165.14
points, or 1.48 percent, at 10,978.55, according to the latest
available figures. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (.SPX: ) was
down 18.82 points, or 1.59 percent, at 1,165.89. The Nasdaq
Composite Index (.IXIC: ) was down 43.71 points, or 1.76 percent,
at 2,436.95.
(Reporting by Angela Moon, Editing by Kenneth Barry)

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St slides as mortgage worries hit banks