Fears of a new wave of economic shutdowns push Wall Street lower | latest news

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The main US stock indices fell today, Tuesday, retreating from record high closing levels recorded in the previous session, after a sharp increase in Covid-19 infections, the growing threat of a new round of economic closures and weak retail sales data cast a shadow over the optimism sparked by positive news about a possible vaccine. .

And the sales in today’s session prompted Wall Street to rebound from its gains in Monday’s session, in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit its first record high closing level since before the pandemic.

The Dow ended the trading session down 167.09 points, or 0.56 percent, to 29,783.35 points, while the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell 17.38 points, or 0.48 percent, to close at 3,609.53 points.

The Nasdaq Composite Index closed down 24.79 points, or 0.21 percent, to 11,899.34 points.

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