Falling markets

July 08, 1992

* Trepidation over the prospect of weak corporate profits sends the Dow Jones average of 30 industrials skidding to 3,295.17. (Details on 6B)

* Chiquita suffers most as banana prices fall. A poor crop and competition for Europe are among the culprits being blamed as investors stampede out of fruit stocks. (Details on 10B)

* Silver prices plunge as a chain reaction apparently set off by an indictment in the BCCI scandal leads a Middle Eastern holder to sell off an estimated 5 million to 7 million ounces. (Details on 10B)

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