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US Stocks Mostly Fall on Worries Over Economy, COVID-19

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  • Wall Street stocks finished mostly lower Tuesday amid worries over the economy and COVID-19 as well as lackluster consumer data and mixed earnings.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 0.8 percent to 27,463.19.
  • The broad-based S&P 500 declined 0.3 percent to 3,390.68, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gained 0.6 percent to 11,431.35.
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NEW YORK — Wall Street stocks finished mostly lower Tuesday amid worries over the economy and COVID-19 as well as lackluster consumer data and mixed earnings.

After falling hard on Monday on fears of the coronavirus and the lack of new fiscal stimulus from Congress, markets had a choppier session on Tuesday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 0.8 percent to 27,463.19.

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