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Dow erases Trump-era gains as tougher restrictions expand

US and Mexico ban nonessential cross-border travel; New York tells people to say home

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 20, the last day before the trading floor will close due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the city.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks fell Friday to levels before President Donald Trump took office, ending another week of tumultuous trading as stricter measures by the federal and state governments to restrict people's movement further spooked investors.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 913 points lower to 19,1713.98, down 4.5%. The S&P 500 shed more than 100 points to finish down 4.3%.

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