Wall St. falls more than 2 percent after consumer confidence data

    A traders works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    (Reuters) – U.S. stocks extended losses on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average shedding nearly half of its more than 1,000 point gain notched in the previous session after data showed consumer confidence in December fell to its lowest level since July.

    At 10:31 a.m. EDT the Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI was down 508.11 points, or 2.22 percent, at 22,370.34, the S&P 500 .SPX was down 52.86 points, or 2.14 percent, at 2,414.84 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC was down 155.05 points, or 2.37 percent, at 6,399.31.

    Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva