Dow Jones Industrial Average Slumps 193 Points as Weak Earnings Rattle Investors

The Dow Jones Industrial Average projected a 193-point decline in pre-market hours as earnings season kicked off today. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) began the festivities with a dismal report, pushing the financial sector into the red.

In addition, investors remain concerned about an economic slowdown in China. Over the weekend, Chinese exports reported a record drop of 4.4% over the last year – the largest drop since 2017.

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Here are the numbers from Friday for the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq:

Index Previous Close Point Change Percentage Change Dow Jones 23,995.95 -5.97    -0.02% S&P 500 2,596.26 -0.38    -0.01% Nasdaq 6,971.48 -14.59  -0.21%

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