Google suffers share price plunge

AOL Money Staff

Google's share price has plunged suddenly after it released its third-quarter earnings report early, apparently by mistake.

The web search and advertising company's stock fell 68.19 dollars (£42), or 9%, to 687.30 dollars (£428) before trading was halted to give investors a chance to digest the news. Google's report had been due for release after the close of regular trading.