| February 24th | 2020 11:58AM
Global markets fall sharply as virus cases spread past Asia
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday, following a sell-off in overseas markets, as a surge in virus cases and a worrisome spread of the disease outside China sent investors running for safety.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped 927 points, or 3.2%, to 28,096, giving up all of its gains for the year. The S&P 500 index skidded 3.1%.