Stocks edge lower as investors contend with coronavirus worries

U.S. stocks ticked lower to start Wednesday’s session as investors fretted over the rise of COVID-19 cases across the world. The S&P 500 fell 0.2% to 4,128. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 0.1% to 33,794. The Nasdaq Composite shed 0.4% to 13,737. All three major indexes were on course for modest losses this week. India and Japan were seeing an intensification of the pandemic, with Japanese officials considering a state of emergency for major cities Osaka and Tokyo. Shares of Netflix fell 8% after the streaming giant reported a sharp fall in new subscriber growth.

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