Market Extra: A history-setting trading streak for Dow, S&P 500 just came to a screeching halt

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index halted a monthslong streak without a 1% decline.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.14% closed 237 points, or 1.2%, at 20,668 on Tuesday, while the S&P 500 index SPX, -1.24% finished off 1.2% at 2,344. The two main stock-market gauges hadn’t finished with a decline of 1% or more for a history-setting 110 trading days. But a sudden late-morning jolt pushed the indexes into a tailspin.

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