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    Britain Says 'Cheerio' to EU (463)

    US stocks futures dropped dramatically on Friday morning after citizens of the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down some 500 points, or about 3 percent, while futures for Nasdaq-100 index lost about 180 points or some 3.7 percent. In addition, the S&P 500 futures dropped about 50 points, which amounts to some 2.5 percent.

    On Thursday, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine whether or not the country should leave the European Union. According to the final results, 51.9 percent of voters, or 17.4 million people, decided to support Brexit.

    Britain Says 'Cheerio' to EU (463)


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