Stocks fell on Thursday and the Dow industrials closed at a more than 6-year low as fears of nationalization hit bank stocks and data showed the number of jobless benefits recipients rose to a record high.

* Crude futures up more than 12 percent.

* The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> slid 89.68 points, or 1.19 percent, to 7,465.95. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> fell 9.48 points, or 1.20 percent, to 778.94. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> declined 25.15 points, or 1.71 percent, to 1,442.82.

(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos)