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Stocks post worst week in 2 years as trade war rhetoric escalates

A Wall Street sign is seen near the New York Stock Exchange in New York.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down 2.1 percent Friday and 6 percent for the week.

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How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

After a jittery afternoon of trading, major U.S. stock indexes fell Wednesday while smaller companies fared better. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates, as investors...