Dow ends around 280 points lower, as stocks trim losses in late trade

Stocks ended with losses Tuesday but off session lows, trimming the sharp decline that followed remarks by President Donald Trump indicating a U.S.-China trade deal could wait until after the 2020 presidential election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.01% fell around 280 points, or 1%, to end near 27,503, according to preliminary figures, after dropping nearly 458 points in early action. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.66% lost around 21 points, or 0.7%, to close near 3,093, while the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.55% fell around 47 points, or 0.6% to finish near 8,521.

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Stocks fell Tuesday after President Donald Trump said his trade war with China may drag on past the 2020 U.S. elections, but major equities ended the day well off session lows.

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