China crisis causes more turbulence on Wall Street

Markets are turning turbulent again after investors were unnerved by more signs of weakness in China, the world’s second-largest economy.

China crisis causes more turbulence on Wall Street

Markets are turning turbulent again after investors were unnerved by more signs of weakness in China, the world’s second-largest economy.

US stocks sank 3% Tuesday, their third-worst drop this year. The two bigger falls occurred in the last two weeks.

The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 469 points, or 2.8%, to 16,058.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 58 points, or 3%, to 1,913. The Nasdaq slid 140 points, or 2.9%, to 4,636.

Oil prices also fell sharply as traders worried that China’s weakening growth would mean lower demand for crude. US oil sank almost 8%.

The plunge in oil sent energy stocks sharply lower. Exxon Mobil dropped 4%.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.16%.

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