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Earlier in Asia, Japan’s Nikkei index plunged 2.8 percent to its lowest finish in three months. In addition to Europe’s elections, it was also the first time for investors in Asia to react to a weak jobs report Friday in the U.S. Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng index slid 2.6 percent.

Among U.S. stocks that made big moves:

• Disney rose 2 percent after its movie “The Avengers” pulled in $80.5 million in its domestic debut Friday, the second-best haul ever on opening day. The movie was made by Disney’s Marvel Studios unit and is based on Marvel Comics heroes.

• Cognizant Technology Solutions plunged 19 percent after the information technology services provider lowered its forecast for the full year on low demand, echoing the bleak outlook from other rivals due to uncertainty in the global economy.

• Meat products maker Tyson Foods rose over 3 percent after reporting an increase in its second-quarter profit on higher beef and chicken prices.

• Frontier Communications fell 7 percent after the regional telecommunications provider said it was losing residential and business customers. The company had bought rural landlines from Verizon Communications two years ago, which led to several quarters of growth last year.