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U.S. Stocks Fall as Investors Worry About China Tensions

Stock Markets Aug 02, 2022 09:45AM ET
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By Liz Moyer

Investing.com -- U.S. stocks traded lower early Tuesday as investors worried about rising tensions between the U.S. and China.

At 10:16 AM ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 300 points, or 0.9%, while the S&P 500 was down 0.6% and the NASDAQ Composite fell 0.5%.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan is helping to raise tensions. Shares of chipmakers, which have exposure to the China market, dipped in premarket trading in the U.S. as Pelosi and her delegation prepared to pay a visit to Taiwan as part of a multinational trip. She is the first Speaker to visit the island since Newt Gingrich in the late 1990s.

Meanwhile, corporate earnings continued to pour in. Late Monday, Pinterest Inc (NYSE:PINS) got a huge boost when activist Elliott Management confirmed it was the social media company’s biggest shareholder. Pinterest stock jumped more than 20% after-hours on Monday and was up 13% on Tuesday.

Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc (NYSE:UBER) shares rose 14% after it reported $8 billion in revenue and said bookings were up 33% in the recent quarter. It had positive cash flow and attributed its loss for the quarter to investments in other companies.

Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) shares fell 3.7% after the construction equipment maker reported trouble with supply chains and said the suspension of operations in Russia helped it miss expectations.

The government’s data on job openings showed 10.7 million, while analysts expected 11 million openings. June's reading was the lowest since last September as the job market cooled.

Oil rose. Crude Oil WTI Futures was up nearly 1%, to $94.67 a barrel, while Brent Oil Futures rose 0.7%, to $100.77 a barrel. Gold Futures was up 0.5%, to $1,797 an ounce.

U.S. Stocks Fall as Investors Worry About China Tensions
 

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William Smith
William Smith Aug 02, 2022 1:36PM ET
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So you either send dum bo, the bim bo or Pelosi to China. Easy to see she was the only choice.
William Smith
William Smith Aug 02, 2022 1:36PM ET
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Make that Taiwan.
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William Smith Aug 02, 2022 1:34PM ET
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So you either send dumbo, the ********or Pelosi to Taiwan. Easy to see she was the only choice.
Tuan Pham
Tuan Pham Aug 02, 2022 1:07PM ET
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who cares?
Oluwafisayo Aknlosotu
Oluwafisayo Aknlosotu Aug 02, 2022 11:53AM ET
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Setting trap for a week now,say its falling and gaining 25%+ per day
HARI BABU
HARI BABU Aug 02, 2022 11:05AM ET
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where it is falling? rather just say i wish to fall etc..
soho electronics
soho electronics Aug 02, 2022 10:50AM ET
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and the market will still end up in the green!
Dave Jones
Dave Jones Aug 02, 2022 10:46AM ET
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new headline please
Dmitri Park
Dmitri Park Aug 02, 2022 10:46AM ET
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One thing. China is just a coward and have nothing to do but barking like a scared doggy
Dave Jones
Dave Jones Aug 02, 2022 10:46AM ET
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nee headline please
Loh Kenneth
Loh Kenneth Aug 02, 2022 10:39AM ET
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Market will definitely crash as soon as she lands, get ready
 
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