The Times-Tribune

U.s.-china trade talks affect market


U.S. stocks mostly fell on Monday as uncertaint­y continues to hang over U.s.-china trade talks, or at least over investors’ perception of them.

Stocks dropped as soon as trading began Monday, and the S&P 500 lost as much as 0.6% from its record level, though indexes pared their losses as the day progressed.

By the end of trading, the S&P 500 was down 6.07 points, or 0.2%, at 3,087.01. The Nasdaq composite slipped 11.04, or 0.1%, to 8,464.28.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was an outlier and eked out another record. It added 10.25 points, or less than 0.1%, to 27,691.49.

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