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Dow and S&P 500 will try to snap a 3-week slide as US-China trade talks kick off in the week ahead

Dow and S&P 500 will try to snap a 3-week slide as US-China trade talks kick off in the week ahead

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Stocks will try to regain their mojo as China and the U.S. hold long-awaited trade negotiations in Washington.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.9% this week while the S&P 500 slid about 0.3%. Overall, the two averages posted their first three-week losing streak since August.Wall Street's poor performance for the week comes after a disappointing U.S. manufacturing data report sparked fears of a recession. The report itself pointed to trade as a key source of weakness for the manufacturing sector, making this week's trade talks the key focus for traders."Trade talks are crucial, not just for the U.S., but globally," said Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial. "The conclusion from central bankers, CEOs and CFOs is we're slowing down.""They are waiting for...