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April 2, 2020

Stocks skid as toll of virus worsens

By STAN CHOE, DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA
AP Business Writers

NEW YORK — Wall Street and markets around the world fell sharply Wednesday as the economic and physical toll caused by the coronavirus outbreak mounts — and as experts say they still can't predict when it will end.

The S&P 500 lost 4.4% after the White House said anywhere from 100,000 to 240,000 Americans could die from COVID-19, even if the country follows guidelines to avoid shopping trips, eating at restaurants and other activities through April. Florida's governor became the latest to issue a statewide stay-at-home order.


 
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