NEW YORK, June 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell sharply on
Wednesday, with losses accelerating in afternoon trading after
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank
could begin to scale back its stimulus measures later this year.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 205.66
points, or 1.34 percent, at 15,112.57. The Standard & Poor's 500
Index was down 22.88 points, or 1.39 percent, at
1,628.93. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 38.98
points, or 1.12 percent, at 3,443.20.
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