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How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Deepening worries about global economic growth, particularly in China, set off a rout in riskier assets including technology stocks, copper and crude oil. U.S. retailers took a drubbing after Macy's reported weaker sales. On Wednesday: The S&P 500 index lost 21.59 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,818.37. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 137.51 points,...

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China sending trade envoy to Washington for talks

BEIJING (AP) — China's government says it will send a trade envoy to Washington for talks amid a worsening tariff dispute. The Commerce Ministry said Thursday a delegation led by a deputy minister will discuss "issues of mutual concern" but gave no other details of an agenda. The two governments are poised to impose a...