Stocks tumble on growth, trade-tension pessimism

THE S&P 500 INDEX fell 1.4 percent to 2,633 as of 4:02 p.m. Tuesday, while Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled 1.9 percent to 7,020 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.2 percent. / BLOO,MBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE
THE S&P 500 INDEX fell 1.4 percent to 2,633 as of 4:02 p.m. Tuesday, while Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled 1.9 percent to 7,020 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.2 percent. / BLOO,MBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE
NEW YORK - Stocks fell the most in almost three weeks as rising pessimism that trade tensions with China will persist helped send technology and multinational companies tumbling. Treasuries climbed, oil fell and the yen strengthened. Chipmakers plunged more than 3 percent, with every member of the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index in the red. Caterpillar and DowDuPont…

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