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United shares slip after passenger dragged off plane

A video posted by another passenger appears to show a man being dragged a United flight in Chicago on Sunday. | Getty Images

United Continental shares recovered Tuesday after opening sharply lower amid growing public outrage over a video that showed a passenger being dragged off an overbooked flight at O’Hare Airport.

The stock finished the day at $70.71 a share, down 81 cents or 1.13 percent. Shares of United had traded as low as $68.36 during the session.

The company’s shares were off as much as 6 percent in premarket trading, MarketWatch reported.