Global stocks keep dropping as Trump talks up “trade war”

  • Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 2, 2018. Stocks are opening lower Friday as investors remain concerned that President Donald Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will lead to retaliation from other countries. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK — A global sell-off in stocks came back around to the United States on Friday after President Donald Trump doubled down on “trade war” talk. The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell sharply at the start of trading, before paring its losses by midday, and the index is now down for the year even though it just had its best January in two decades.