Stocks took a beating Thursday as investors worried that a U.S.-China trade war could drag on indefinitely and sap global growth.
The only good news was that the major indexes bounced off their lows in the last hour of trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.1% or 286.14 to 25,490.47 . The S&P 500 slumped 1.2% or 34.65 to 2,821.62 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.6% or 122.56 to 7,628.28.
Stocks have succumbed to selling pressure in May after Washington and Beijing engaged in tit-for-tat tariffs and other retaliatory measures, with the S&P 500 on track to post its worst monthly decline since the December selloff.
Beijing said on Thursday Washington needs to correct its "wrong actions" for trade talks to continue after the United States blacklisted Huawei Technology last week.
Source : Investing.com