People walk past the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Tuesday afternoon, October 23, 2018 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP
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Stock markets around the world edged lower Wednesday while U.S. treasuries prices rose as investors favored safer investments amid a range of uncertainties, while the U.S. dollar surged and oil prices steadied after the previous day's session.The U.S. dollar climbed nearly 1 percent against the euro to its strongest level since August on signs economic growth could be flagging across the eurozone.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 258.81 points, or 1.03 percent, to 24,932.62, the S&P 500 lost 33.48 points, or 1.22 percent, to 2,707.21 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 124.36 points, or 1.67 percent, to 7,313.18 .The dollar index rose 0.44 percent, with the euro down 0.68 percent to $1.1391 .
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