Nasdaq, S&P, Dow slide as weak economic data sparks growth concerns

Nasdaq, S&P, Dow slide as weak economic data sparks growth concerns

Wall Street in New York City

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US stocks were on track to end in the red on Wednesday as investors analyzed economic data that showed a fall in retail sales and a fall in headline producer price inflation.

By the last hour of trading, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite (COMP.IND) was down 0.86% to 10,999.50 points. The S&P 500 (SP500) fell 1.18% to 3,943.92 points, while the blue-chip Dow (DJI) fell 1.40% to 33,436.98 points.