Wall Street falls but ends October up sharply

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The Dow Jones industrial average was down 275.34 points, or 2.25 percent, at 11,955.77, according to the latest available figures. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 31.80 points, or 2.47 percent, at 1,253.29. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 52.74 points, or 1.93 percent, at 2,684.41.

(Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; Editing by Kenneth Barry)