Final Debate About to Start, Nikkei Down More Than 10 Percent

By Lee Speigel

Oct 15, 2008 9:01pm

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — The benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average nose-dived a staggering 986 points, or 10 percent, to 8,562 Thursday, AP reports.

The Dow plunged 7.8 percent earlier today.

CBS’ Bob Schieffer just came out to talk to the crowd here at Hofstra University.

Talk to you later on "Nightline," "Good Morning America," and here on the blog, of course.

- jpt

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