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US stocks close lower

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After a very turbulent week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished 558.7 points or 2.2% down to 24,388.95.

The S&P 500 ended 62.8 points or 2.3% down to 2,633.08.

The Nasdaq closed 219 points or 3% lower to 6,969.25.

Dow Jones tumbles 500 points

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average has extended it fall and is now down 508.84 points, or 2%, at 24,438.83.

The Nasdaq is also lower, down 2.6% at 6,999.34.

The S&P 500 is down 1.67% at 2,650.

Confusion over US-China trade talks and their 90-day pause in hostilities, is still spooking investors.

"This week had trade written all over it," said Paul Nolte, portfolio manager at Kingsview Asset Management.

He said President Trump's administration "play good cop and bad cop and it changes. Kudlow one day is a good cop. The next day he's a bad cop. Trump is all over the place. Nobody on Wall Street understands what is the end game."

US stocks head downwards

A brief respite in earlier US stock market trading has evaporated.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now down 451.26 points, or 1.81%, at 24,496.41.

The Nasdaq is off 2.30%, or 165.50 points, at 7,022.76 and the S&P 500 is down 1.46% at 2,656.50.

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Welcome back to Business Live and a rather subdued open on Wall Street.

Following sharp falls this week, the S&P 500 is up 0.17% at 2,700.07.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average remains in negative territory, but only just - down 0.20% at 24,899.02.

However, the Nasdaq is down 0.66% at 7,140.47.

Wall Street set to fall

FTSE 100

The FTSE 100 has slipped slightly, but is still up around 1.4% at 6796.74 with the FTSE 250 around 1% higher at 17,928.20.

However Spreadex analyst Connor Campbell warns that it may all change when Wall Street starts trading.

"It is probably worth noting that there hasn’t necessarily been anything to prompt the rebound, something that may become more apparent when the US gets involved this afternoon.

"The futures have the Dow Jones dropping 180 points to 24770, still a long way off Thursday’s 24250 lows, but also the kind of move that could knock confidence in Europe," he says.

US markets claw back ground at close

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It was a turbulent day on Wall Street, as fears about US-China trade tensions and global growth continued to mount..

At point point all three main indexes were down by more than 2%. However by the end of trading they had all regained at least some ground, with the Nasdaq closing higher.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day at 24,949.02, a fall of 78.05 points or 0.31%.

The S&P 500 was at 2,688.88, down 11.18 points or 0.41%.

And the tech-heavy Nasdaq was up 29.83 points or 0.42% at 7,188.26.

US stocks claw back ground

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has erased some of its earlier falls and is now down 367.26 points, or 1.4%, at 24,659.81.

The Nasdaq has also clawed back some ground and is now down 0.24% at 7,140.94.

The S&P 500 is down 1.59% at 2,657.14.

BreakingUS stocks plunge at open

New York Stock Exchange

The Dow Jones has opened down 289.65 points, or 1.16%, at 24,737.42.

The S&P 500 has plunged 3.24%, or 90.31, to 2,700.06.

The Nasdaq is down 133.02 points, or 1.86%, at 7,025.40

The US stock market was closed yesterday to honour former President George HW Bush whose funeral was held on Wednesday.