The S & P 500 on Tuesday was on the way for the biggest day's downturn in about four months, as investors reacted poorly to prospects of rising US and China trading tensions.
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On Monday, US trade representative Robert Lighthizer said the United States saw "an erosion in China's commitments" in recent days, and declared tariffs on imports from China would rise on Friday To 25% from 10%, reigniting fears that a clash on import tasks between the world's largest economies can damage global economies. Lighthizer's comments supported those made by President Donald Trump on Sunday and were seen as an unexpected development for market participants in the hope of a near-term resolution.
Although negotiations with Chinese officials in Washington, including Liu He, will take place Uk, investors say the latest developments in commerce inject a fresh dose of uncertainty into the market.
Late afternoon Tuesday, S & P 500
was at pace for its worst daily fall, by 2.2%, finally control, since a 2.5% decline on January 3, with fewer than two dozen companies in the broad market that are in positive territory.
Here are the S & P 500 components that have spent time in the green so far Tuesday:
| American International Group Inc.
AIG, + 6.77 %
| Henry Schein Inc.
HSIC, + 5.42%
| Everest Re Group Ltd. RE, +4.04%
Some other companies, Ball Corp.
BLL, + 0.05%
CME Group Inc. A shares
Williams Cos. Inc. .
WMB, + 0.51% McKesson Corp .
MCK, + 0.57% Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.
COG, + 0.16%
Xcel Energy Inc.
XEL, + 0.12%
Western Union Co.
EOG Resources Inc.
EOG, + 0.59%
and FirstEnergy Corp .
FE, + 0.33%
the shift between modest gains and losses.
All 11 sectors of the S & P 500 were lower, led by technology decline
of 2.6%, industrial
down 2.3% and health services
There are no components in the Dow Jones Industrial Average
in the green, with the index down more than 600 points at their downs:
Here, the companies go down the blue chip reference:  The technology-bathed Nasdaq Composite Index