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Wall Street suffers biggest drop in six weeks on China tariffs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dropped on Thursday, with each of the major Wall Street indexes suffering its biggest one-day percentage drop in six weeks, on the heels of an action by President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese imports.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 723.45 points, or 2.93 percent, to 23,958.86, the S&P 500 lost 68.23 points, or 2.52 percent, to 2,643.7 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 178.61 points, or 2.43 percent, to 7,166.68.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by James Dalgleish)