Business Newsers Deliver In-Depth Coverage of Today’s Severe Stock Market Selloff

By A.J. Katz Comment

Today was the worst day of the year for the stock market.

The Dow experienced a whopping 767-point drop (or 2.9%), as investors expressed concern about the new trade threats between the U.S. and China.

The S&P 500 (-3%) and Nasdaq (-3.5%) also closed at two-month lows, as President Trump accused China of manipulating its currency.

To drive home the importance of this story, CNBC decided to go almost commercial-free throughout the day. According to Variety’s Brian Steinberg, the network had only had one commercial break from 9:30 a.m. through 12 p.m. ET, and went through the closing bell without another.

CNBC markets reporter and anchor Dominic Chu brought this up on Twitter.

Tonight at 7 p.m. ET, CNBC will air a special report, Markets in Turmoil. Kelly Evans will anchor the special broadcast live from CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs. The special will pre-empt American Greed.

Throughout the hour, Kelly will be joined by Jim Cramer, with additional live reporting from CNBC’s Washington D.C. Correspondent Kayla Tausche, CNBC’s Fast Money traders, and CNBC’s Asia bureau, among others.

Fox Business eliminated commercial breaks from 1 p.m. ET until after the closing bell (4:40 p.m. ET) due to the breaking news. In addition to the regularly-scheduled live programming, FBN correspondent Jackie DeAngelis was live from the floor of the NYSE to cover trader reactions.

Additionally, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro will appear on Lou Dobbs Tonight at 7 p.m. ET to discuss the day’s events.

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