Dow slides over 800 points, while S&P 500 veers close to correction territory

U.S. stocks fell sharply on Monday amid concerns about the COVID-19 trajectory in Europe, as news reports allege major global banks continued doing business with customers suspected of wrongdoing, and a lack of progress toward another round of fiscal stimulus out of Washington.

What are major benchmarks doing?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average
US:DJIA
fell 822.57 points, or 3%, to 26,827. The Nasdaq Composite
US:COMP
shed 174 points, or 1.6%, to 10,620. The S&P 500
US:SPX
slipped 73 points, or 2.2%, to 3,245. If the broad-market index finishes below 3,222.76, it would enter correction territory, defined as a 10% drop from its recent peak.

Major U.S. benchmarks have suffered three consecutive weekly losses. The Dow fell 244.56 points Friday, or 0.9%, to end at 27,657.42, dragging the blue-chip gauge to a 0.03% weekly decline. The S&P 500 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite both booked weekly losses of 0.6%.

The small-cap

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