Markets Right Now: Worsening trade tensions sink stocks

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NEW YORK (AP) – The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
    
4 p.m.
    
An escalating showdown between the U.S. and China over trade sent shudders through the stock market, handing the S&P 500 is biggest loss since late March.
    
Technology and industrial stocks, which do a lot of business with China and would stand to suffer greatly in a protracted trade war, led the way lower on Tuesday.
    
Apple lost 2.7% and United Technologies fell 3.4%
    
China’s top economic official travels to Washington this week ahead of a Friday deadline by which Washington said it would sharply raise tariffs on Chinese goods.
    
Safe-play sectors like utilities held up better than the rest of the market.
    
The S&P 500 fell 48 points, or 1.7%, to 2,884.
    
The Dow fell 473 points, or 1.8%, to 25,965. The Nasdaq fell 159 points, or 2%, to 7,963.
 

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