In this file photo taken on February 16, 2017 a street sign is seen near the New York Stock Exchange in New York.
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Wall Street indexes continued their slide in Thursday's volatile session as investors worried about rising interest rates and braced for a trade war hit to corporate earnings a day ahead of the quarterly reporting season kickoff.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 545.91 points, or 2.13 percent, to 25,052.83; the S&P 500 lost 57.31 points, or 2.06 percent, to 2,728.37; and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 92.99 points, or 1.25 percent, to 7,329.06 .The S&P's 11 major sectors all ended the day in the red with only the communications services sector managing a decline of less than 1 percent.The financial sector fell 2.9 percent, also hurt by a 2.7 percent drop in bank stocks a day before three of the biggest banks were to report quarterly results.The S&P 500 posted no new 52-week highs and 62 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded six new highs and 291 new lows.
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