Google plummeted just over $60 per share, or 8 percent, and trading was halted for 2½ hours Thursday after a disappointing earnings report was published ahead of schedule, surprising investors. A sharp rise in weekly applications for jobless benefits also hurt the broader market. Labor blamed it on delayed figures from California.
Google issues a bad report early, hurting Nasdaq
By Matthew Craft| Associated Press October 19, 2012
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