Global stocks extend losses as virus fears deepen

The Wall Street Journal | Chong Koh Ping and Anna Isaac: U.S. stock futures point to a fifth day of declines in the Dow Jones Industrial Average

Global equities, U.S. stock futures and oil slipped Wednesday as investors’ concerns about the fast-spreading coronavirus and its economic fallout continued to roil markets.

Futures linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average eased 0.2% lower, suggesting that the blue-chip index is likely to drop for a fifth straight day after the opening bell in New York. The Dow fell nearly 900 points on Tuesday to end at its lowest level since October after U.S. health officials said they expect a wider spread of the coronavirus and are…

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