Stock-market plummet takes restaurant issues with it

NEW YORK In the largest one-day point decline since late September 2001, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 416 points, or 3.3 percent, to close Tuesday at 12,216.24, and the restaurant sector declined along with it in late afternoon trading. The Nation's Restaurant News Index of about 80 public restaurant companies fell more than 40 points, to close 3.4 percent down from the day earlier at 1,176.37. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 indexes also fell Tuesday.


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