Dec 7, 2018 - Economy

Stocks take another plunge

Stock trader with hands over his face.

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 2.24%, or 559 points, after a weaker-than-expected jobs report and continuing trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Both the Dow and S&P 500 are now down for 2018, while the Nasdaq is up just under 1%.

The big picture: A week that began with optimism about trade ended lower due, in part, to pessimism about trade.

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