U.S. stock futures sank late Wednesday, after a report that lower-level U.S.-China trade talks have made “no progress” in resolving the yearlong trade war. The Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported late Wednesday that talks this week to lay the groundwork for high-level negotiations starting Thursday have made no headway on critical issues, and that the main negotiations have been cut from two days to just one day, with the Chinese delegation now scheduled to leave Washington on Thursday. China reportedly refused to consider changes to forced transfers of technology, a main concern of the U.S. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures immediately fell nearly 300 points, or 1%. S%P 500 futures and Nasdaq Composite futures were also down more than 1%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
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