Wall Street’s sell-off resumed on Wednesday as a drop in the shares of large technology companies dragged stocks to their fifth decline in the last six sessions.
The S&P 500 fell more than 2 percent while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite dropped 3 percent.
Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet and Amazon were all sharply lower. The tech giants had led a recovery in markets this year, lifting the S&P 500 to a record high early this month.
But stocks have been retreating since that Sept. 2 peak, as investors rotated out of the high-flying tech shares and concerns grew about the state of the economy. A key worry has been Washington’s inability to reach a deal on a new economic aid package, and the gridlock between Democrats and Republicans has only worsened since the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week. Read more…..
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