STOCKS AROUND THE WORLD GET SLAMMED: Here's What You Need To Know

Ukraine Viktor Pshonka kievREUTERS/Konstantin ChernichkinA man sits on a chair in the house of Ukraine’s former prosecutor general Viktor Pshonka in the village of Gorenichy outside Kiev, February 24, 2014.

Tensions on the Ukraine-Russia border have the global financial markets in risk-off mode.

First, the scoreboard:

  • Dow: 16,168.0 (-153.6, -0.9%)
  • S&P 500: 1,845.7 (-13.7, -0.7%)
  • Nasdaq: 4,277.3 (-30.8, -0.7%)

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