The Dow plunged below 10,000 today, and at 4:00 PM it was at around 9999.84.

But same late ticks appear to have put it over the top.

The NASDAQ: Down 2.75% to 2130 after a 59 point loss.

The S&P 2.75% as well, dropping 30 points to close at 1066.

Crude oil took an enormous haircut of 5.26%, falling to $72.93 a barrel amid the turmoil.

Gold lost $50 to plummet to $1063 an ounce. Silver los nearly 6%, falling to $15.36 an ounce.

Why did everything go sour?

The great sovereign debt freakout of 2010 officially started >

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