... * Stocks slip after S&P suffers biggest loss since April. * US dollar well supported on speculation of early Fed rate rise.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 317.06 points or 1.88 percent, to 16,563.3, while the S&P 500 lost 39.4 points or 2.0 percent, to 1,930.67 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 93.13 points or 2.09 percent, to 4,369.77.
The dollar rose for an eleventh day versus the yen, the longest run of gains since 2001, as signs of a sustained U.S. recovery bolstered speculation the Federal Reserve is moving toward raising interest rates.
Covered California says health care premiums will go up modestly for most people buying coverage on the state exchange next year by an average of 4.2 percent.
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded more than 300 points Thursday in its biggest one-day drop in six months, as a combination of earnings, economic news and a default by Argentina triggered a broad selloff.