(CNBC) -- Stocks fell on Tuesday after President Donald Trump's latest threat to China increased fears of an impending trade war between the world's largest economies.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 279 points, with Boeing, DowDuPont and Caterpillar as the worst-performing stocks in the index. The 30-stock index also erased all of its gains for the year and was on pace to post a six-day losing streak, its longest since March 2017.
The S&P 500 dropped 0.4 percent, with materials, industrials and tech lagging. The Nasdaq composite traded 0.3 percent lower.
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