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US Markets React to Political Turbulence

The Dow Jones index ends the day down by 1.8%

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is named special prosecutor into an investigation of "Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, and related matters. Meanwhile, controversy in Washington has contributed to nervousness on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones index suffering its biggest one-day fall since President Trump was elected last November. It ended the day down by one-point-eight percent. Nell Henderson an editor at the Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau looks at the political landscape and we turn to Diane Swonk of DS Economics in Chicago to sum up the reasons behind today's market moves.

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Thu 18 May 2017 00:06GMT


  • Thu 18 May 2017 00:06GMT

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