Stocks Close Lower to End Worst Week in Months

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Stocks ended one of their worst weeks in months with a tumble in late afternoon trading Friday after news that the U.S. is weighing an investigation into Chinese subsidies. That added to worries about higher-than-expected inflation and a proposed tax on share buybacks from Democrats.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell for the fifth straight session, with the Dow industrials falling 272 points, or 0.8%, and the S&P 500 falling 0.8%. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.9%. This week’s declines for both the Dow and the S&P 500 were…

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