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US stocks fall 600 points on coronavirus worries

Market braces for reopening of China market on Monday

Investors are increasingly worried about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on global growth.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- U.S. equities lost ground Friday as investors grew concerned about the coronavirus outbreak's impact on the global economy, sending the benchmark Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 600 points in afternoon trading.

The Dow closed at 28,256.03, a drop of 2.1%, or 603 points, from the previous day.

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