Market Snapshot: Stocks end down—but off lows—as investors look past U.S.-China ‘chest beating’ on trade

U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday, but well off the lows of the sessions as investors looked past signs of escalating Washington-Beijing trade tensions, an issue that is seen as a major potential headwind but which has thus far been more bark than bite for equities.

How are markets performing?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.34% fell 84.83 points, or 0.3%, to 25,090.48, having dropped 280 points at session lows. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.10% lost 3.07 points to 2,779.42, a decline of 0.1%. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.19% shed 14.66 points to 7,746.38, a decline of 0.2%.

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