Stocks drop most in 6 weeks on trade war tension

THE DOW JONES industrial Average lost more than 700 points Thursday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKIO KON
THE DOW JONES industrial Average lost more than 700 points Thursday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKIO KON
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks tumbled the most in six weeks and Treasuries rallied as investors shifted focus from the Federal Reserve to the threat of an escalating trade war with China that has the potential to disrupt global growth. The benchmark S&P 500 Index slumped the most since early February and the Dow Jones…

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