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The screens of Jarrett Johnson reflect in his glasses as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. U.S. stocks are fell broadly Thursday after a survey from China suggested that manufacturing in the world's second-largest economy was contracting. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 175.99. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The screens of Jarrett Johnson reflect in his glasses as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. U.S. stocks are fell broadly Thursday after a survey from China suggested that manufacturing in the world's second-largest economy was contracting. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 175.99. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(AP) U.S. stocks are sharply lower as investors dump risky assets and pull money out of emerging markets.


The Dow Jones industrial average fell 183 points, or 1.1 percent, to 16,014 at midday Friday. It fell 176 points the day before.


Overseas market also fell. Investors are worried about sharp drops emerging markets including Argentina, Turkey, Russia and South Africa. The global rout began a day earlier following signs that manufacturing was contracting in China.


The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 25 points, or 1.4 percent, to 1,803. The Nasdaq composite fell 70 points, or 1.7 percent, to 4,148.


Bond prices rose as investors moved money into lower-risk assets. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.73 percent from 2.78 percent.


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