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Markets Right Now: Rising trade tensions sink US stocks

Specialist Thomas McArdle, left, works with traders John Panin, center, and Jeffrey Vazquez on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, April 2, 2018. U.S. stocks are skidding Monday morning after China raised import duties on U.S. pork, apples and other products. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 02, 2018 - 10:40 AM

NEW YORK - The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

Stocks are falling sharply on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 600 points, after China raised import duties on U.S. pork, apples and other products.

Tyson Foods dropped 6 per cent Monday, one of the biggest losses on the market.

Investors are also dumping some of their recent favourites, including retailers like Amazon and technology companies such as Microsoft.

Tesla dropped 5.3 per cent after saying the vehicle in a fatal crash last week in California was operating on Autopilot mode.

The S&P 500 fell 69 points, or 2.6 per cent, to 2,570.

The Dow was down 590 points, or 2.5 per cent, to 23,512. It was down as much as 639 in early afternoon trading.

The Nasdaq gave up 203 points, or 2.9 per cent, to 6,858.

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11:45 a.m.

Stocks are falling sharply on Wall Street after China raised import duties on U.S. pork, apples and other products.

Tyson Foods is among the biggest losers Monday with a 6 per cent loss.

Investors are also dumping some of their recent favourites, including retailers like Amazon and technology companies such as Microsoft.

Tesla dropped 5.7 per cent after saying the vehicle in a fatal crash last week in California was operating on Autopilot mode.

Health insurer Humana jumped 4.9 per cent on continued reports Walmart might buy the company or announce a new partnership with it.

The S&P 500 fell 59 points, or 2.3 per cent, to 2,581.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 476 points, or 2 per cent, to 23,624. The Nasdaq composite gave up 190 points, or 2.7 per cent, to 6,872.

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9:35 a.m.

Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street after the long holiday weekend, led by declines in retailers and technology companies.

Amazon fell 2 per cent in early trading Monday, while Facebook lost 0.7 per cent.

Health insurer Humana jumped 7 per cent following reports that Walmart was interested in a possible deal with the company.

The S&P 500 slipped 3 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,637.

The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 24,101. The Nasdaq composite fell 19 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 7,044.

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