Stocks slide as investors wait for earnings
NEW YORK – Stocks slumped Tuesday on Wall Street after the International Monetary Fund predicted weaker world economic growth and as investors waited for what they expected to be lower corporate earnings.
The Dow Jones industrial average declined 110.12 points, or 0.8 percent, to 13,473.53. The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped 14.40 points, a hair under 1 percent, to 1,441.48.
The Nasdaq composite index lost 47.33 points, or 1.5 percent, to 3,065.02.
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