US stocks end sharply lower on tech, trade worries; Nasdaq: -2.7%

New York (AFP) – Wall Street stocks plunged Monday as stumbles by highflying technology shares sparked a broader selloff amid rising fears of a trade war.

The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index led the market lower, dropping 2.7 percent to 6,870.12. 

At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 1.9 percent at 23,639.44, while the broad-based S&P 500 shed 2.3 percent to 2,581.57.