Market Snapshot: Stocks claw back losses, but still on pace for worst week of 2019 as trade fight escalates

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U.S. stocks clawed back from early losses Friday after key negotiators cast a positive glow on trade talks, but major indexes are poised for their worst weekly performance of 2019 year as tensions between the U.S. and China remain elevated after the Trump administration raised import duties on $200 billion in Chinese goods.

How are benchmark indexes faring?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.51% rose 16 points to 25,845, recovering from a deficit of more than 350 points. The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.48% edged up a point to 2,870, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.24% shed 14 points, or 0.2%, to 7,895.

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