Dow Plunges, Finance Sites Get Sluggish

Call it adding insult to injury. As the market plunged a precipitous 1,000 points yesterday, some online readers hungry for information came up empty at their favorite finance Web sites.

Yahoo Finance “experienced intermittent issues related to traffic from the today’s market activity,” the company said in a statement, according to BusinessWeek. Google said a small number of its users also experienced sluggishness on its finance-related pages.