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U.S. stocks close lower amid trade uncertainties

2019/12/5 11:20:15   source:Xinhua

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Electronic screen shows the closing numbers at New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, Dec. 3, 2019. U.S. stocks closed lower on Tuesday as investors monitored the latest development of trade issues between the United States and its major trading partners. The Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased 280.23 points, or 1.01 percent, to 27,502.81. The S&P 500 fell 20.67 points, or 0.66 percent, to 3,093.20. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 47.34 points, or 0.55 percent, to 8,520.64. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. stocks closed lower on Tuesday as investors monitored the latest development of trade issues between the United States and its major trading partners.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased 280.23 points, or 1.01 percent, to 27,502.81. The S&P 500 fell 20.67 points, or 0.66 percent, to 3,093.20. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 47.34 points, or 0.55 percent, to 8,520.64.

Most of the 30 Dow components traded in red territory, with Intel and Dow declining 2.76 percent and 2.52 percent, respectively, leading the laggards.

Nine of the 11 primary S&P 500 sectors traded on a downbeat note, with the energy sector losing 1.55 percent, the biggest loser.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he will "restore" tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Brazil and Argentina, drawing wide concern domestically and abroad.

Calling the move "unexpected," Argentine Minister of Production and Labor Dante Sica said "we still don't know what this implies. We want to know the details and the scope of the announcement."

The Brazil Steel Institute, which represents the interests of steel exporters, said in a statement that the new tariffs would hurt not only Brazilian companies, but also U.S. steel companies, as they would need the semi-finished products imported from Brazil.

Washington's threat to hit French products with tariffs over a taxation dispute concerning large U.S. tech companies also fueled turmoil in the stock market. 

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