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Wall Street closes in the red and the Dow Jones falls 0.81%

Janet Yellen said yesterday before Congress that she expects inflation to persist and today revealed that the White House is considering reducing tariffs on Chinese imports to contain it.

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Wall Street closes in the red and the Dow Jones falls 0.81%

Janet Yellen said yesterday before Congress that she expects inflation to persist and today revealed that the White House is considering reducing tariffs on Chinese imports to contain it.

Wall Street closed this Wednesday in the red and the Dow Jones, its main indicator, fell 0.81% as concerns arose again about the global economic slowdown.

At the end of trading on the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones fell 269.24 points to 32,910.90, while the selective S

The Nasdaq composite market index, which brings together the main technology companies, slid 0.73% or 88.96 integers, to 12,086.27.

The New York parquet lost its optimism yesterday when learning about a negative parameter on the real estate market in the US, the index of mortgage applications, which fell to its lowest level in 22 years.

Investors nervously await May inflation data due out on Friday and are closely watching the Federal Reserve's moves to curb rising prices.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said yesterday before Congress that she expects inflation to persist and today revealed that the White House is considering reducing tariffs on Chinese imports to contain it.

Fearing a recession, the market shied away from the riskiness of equities and bet on the safety of government bonds, sending the yield on 10-year Treasury bonds up to 3.025%.

By sectors, losses predominated and were led by real estate companies (-2.43%), basic materials (-2.1%) and public services (-1.98%), while only energy companies rose (0 ,fifteen%).

Among the 30 Dow Jones listed companies, the drop in Intel stood out (-5.28%), followed by Goldman Sachs (-2.12%), American Express (-1.62%), JPMorgan (-1.59%). ) and Honeywell (-1.57%).

The biggest rises were from Caterpillar (1.19%) and Salesforce (1.09%).

In other markets, Texas oil rose to 122.11 dollars a barrel and, at the end of the session, gold rose to 1,854.30 dollars per ounce and the dollar weakened against the euro, with a change of 1.0713 .

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