US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St slips after new Japan quake

NEW YORK, April 7 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Thursday
after a strong earthquake hit northern Japan. The news came
nearly a month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami
rocked the world’s third-largest economy.

The Dow Jones industrial average (.DJI: Quote, Profile, Research) was down 63.88
points, or 0.51 percent, at 12,362.87. The Standard & Poor’s
500 Index (.SPX: Quote, Profile, Research) was down 4.47 points, or 0.33 percent, at
1,331.07. The Nasdaq Composite Index (.IXIC: Quote, Profile, Research) was down 10.40
points, or 0.37 percent, at 2,789.42.
(Editing by Kenneth Barry)

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St slips after new Japan quake