US stocks ended the day sharply in the red Wednesday, after the government’s April inflation numbers showed bigger price increases than expected.
The Dow finished nearly 2%, or 682 points, lower, marking its worst performance since January. The Dow has lost about 1,200 points this week.
The S&P 500 closed down 2.1% in its worst day since February.
The Nasdaq Composite fell the most – down 2.7% – its worst day since March.