Dow Plummets 190 Points as Market Braces for Worst Earnings in Years

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The Dow and broader U.S. stock market declined in unison on Tuesday, as jittery investors pivoted away from riskier assets in anticipation of a gloomy earnings season for Wall Street.

Dow Falls Hard; S&P 500, Nasdaq Follow

All of Wall Street’s major indexes headed lower on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing as much as 238 points. The blue-chip index was last down 210 points, or 0.8%, at 26,130.78.

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The broad S&P 500 Index of large-cap stocks declined 0.64% to 2,877.2, with ten of 11 primary sectors trading in the red. Sectors tied to primary commodities were the hardest hit, with industrials and energy companies declining by at least 1.46%.

Meanwhile,