Wall Street opens sharply lower as tariffs hit home and global worries mount

Wall Street opens sharply lower as tariffs hit home and global worries mount

Wall Street opened sharply lower on Tuesday morning, after disappointing quarterly earnings from strong drivers on the Dow Jones Industrial Average added to mounting geopolitical concerns that fueled a plunge in global markets overnight.

The Dow fell by over 400 points amid a glut of less-than-stellar corporate earnings and global unease over President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war with China and fears of Saudi Arabia isolation as the U.S. weighed possible retaliatory measures for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

via NBC Wall Street opens sharply lower as tariffs hit home and global worries mount