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European stocks slip as coronavirus worries persist

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By Barbara Kollmeyer

European stocks fell Wednesday as coronavirus worries weighed over investors and a meeting of finance ministers failed to reach agreement on a plan to fight the crisis. The Stoxx Europe 600 index /zigman2/quotes/210599654/delayed XX:SXXP -1.44% fell 0.9% to 323.48, with the French CAC 40 /zigman2/quotes/210597958/delayed FR:PX1 -1.59% dropping 1.5% after the Bank of France reportedly predicted a massive slump in activity in the first quarter. France and the U.K. have seen rising death rates, with Spain's also rising after four days of falls, while Italy has seen an easing in its own death toll and infection rate. U.S. stock futures moved in and out of positive territory. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 98 points to 22,589. The U.S. has also seen rising pandemic death tolls, notably in New York City.

/zigman2/quotes/210599654/delayed
XX : STOXX
350.36
-5.11 -1.44%
Volume: 0.00
May 29, 2020 5:50p
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/zigman2/quotes/210597958/delayed
FR : France: Euronext Paris
4,695.44
-75.95 -1.59%
Volume: 167,179
May 29, 2020 6:05p
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