Stocks Slip as U.S.-China Tensions Simmer

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U.S. stocks slipped Friday as investors braced for President Trumps response to Chinas push for tighter security controls on Hong Kong, which could reignite tensions between the worlds two largest economies.

The S&P 500 shed 0.7%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell roughly 256 points, or about 1%. The Nasdaq Composite swung between small gains and losses and was roughly unchanged.

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