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U.S. stocks set to notch first loss in 5 sessions as Trump ratchets up trade clash

Mark DeCambre

MARKET PULSE U.S. stock-index benchmarks on Wednesday opened firmly lower, set to close in the red for the first time in five sessions after the Trump administration said it would place tariffs on a further $200 billion in Chinese goods, escalating tensions between trading partners in Washington and in other parts of the globe.