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May 10, 2019

Stocks lower ahead of trade war deadline

By STAN CHOE and ALEX VEIGA
AP Business Writers

Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street Thursday, extending the market's slide into a fourth straight day, as investors braced for a possible escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China.

Tensions between the world's two largest economies dragged stocks lower ahead of a Friday deadline when the United States said it would impose more tariffs on Chinese goods. The worries about trade this week have halted what has been the hottest start to a year for U.S. stocks in decades, and the S&P 500 index is on pace for its worst week of 2019.


 
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