Wall Street slides as China virus concerns mount


Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street fell in a broad sell-off on Friday, as investors fled equities on growing concerns over the scope of the coronavirus outbreak, capping the S&P 500’s biggest weekly decline in six months.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 170.36 points, or 0.58%, to 28,989.73, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 30.09 points, or 0.90%, to 3,295.45 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 87.57 points, or 0.93%, to 9,314.91.

Reporting by Stephen Culp; Editing by Sandra Maler

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