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    dropped more than 300 points at the open Tuesday as investors fled risky assets such as global equities following another set of weak Chinese economic data. China's official manufacturing purchasing managers' index fell to a three- year low, triggering a wide selloff in stocks in Asia and Europe. The S&P 500 slumped 36 points, or 1.8% to 1,935, inching closer to the low levels last week.

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    Shares of Encana (ECA) were falling 6.3% to $6.97 Tuesday as oil prices fell after a three-day rally. WTI crude oil for October delivery was down 4.61% to $46.93 a barrel Tuesday morning, and Brent crude oil for October delivery was down 4.91% to $51.49 a barrel.

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    Shares of Oasis Petroleum (OAS) were falling 6.3% to $10.46 Tuesday as oil prices fell after a three-day rally. WTI crude oil for October delivery was down 3.64% to $47.41 a barrel Tuesday morning, and Brent crude oil for October delivery was down 3.67% to $52.16 a barrel.

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    Shares of Whiting Petroleum (WLL) are falling by 1.91% to $18.96 in mid-morning trading on Tuesday, as some stocks within the energy sector tumble due to the decline in oil prices. The commodity is shaking off gains from yesterday to trade in the red by more than 3% this morning.

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    * China's manufacturing sector shrinks. * Global growth likely weaker than expected-IMF's Lagarde. * Oil prices resume declines. * Netflix down on report of Apple mulling original shows. * Indexes down: Dow 2.08 pct, S&P 2.01 pct, Nasdaq 1.79 pct. By Tanya Agrawal.

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    Consumer stocks tumbled in early trade Tuesday, falling with the broader market after another set of weak data from China sent global markets lower. Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) led the declines, shedding 4.5%. The company earlier reported a loss in as it moves to integrate the recently acquired Family Dollar.

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    Wall Street opened lower on Tuesday after China's weak factory data heightened fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 98.55 points, or 0.6 percent, to 16,429.48. The S&P 500 lost 20.71 points, or 1.05 percent, to 1,951.47 and the Nasdaq composite dropped 104.61 points, or 2.19 percent, to 4,671.90.

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     Fiat Chrysler stock is declining by 3.61% to $13.62 in pre-market trading on Tuesday morning, despite reporting a year-over-year increase in August auto sales. The company sold 201,672 vehicles in the U.S. last month, a 2% rise compared with 198,379 vehicles in August 2014, driven by sales of the Jeep and Ram Truck brands.

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    Shares of Las Vegas Sands (LVS) are down by 2.77% to $44.95 in pre-market trading on Tuesday morning, as some casino stocks decline due to the fifteenth consecutive monthly slump in revenue out of China's Macau gambling hub. Revenue from Macau, the only area in China where gambling is legal, fell by 35.5% in August when compared to the same month last year, Reuters reports.

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    * China's manufacturing sector shrinks. * Oil prices resume declines. * Netflix falls on report Apple considering original programming. * Futures down: Dow 358 pts, S&P 44 pts, Nasdaq 100 pts. By Tanya Agrawal. Wall Street was set to open sharply lower on Tuesday after weak data from China heightened fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

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    On Aug. 24, General Electric (GE), Home Depot (HD) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) had flash crash opens that pushed them down by an unreasonable percentage of 21%. Here's what happened and how you can position yourself to profit next time. Wall Street knew that the U.S. stock market would open significantly lower that day following the continuing crash of the Shanghai Composite in China.

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    August was a horrible month for biotech stocks. Excluding penny stocks, no biotech company fared worse than NantKwest (NK), the cancer immunotherapy vanity project fronted by health care billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong. Sorento Therapeutics, another biotech stock in which Soon-Shiong owns a large stake, fell 39% during August.

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    * Futures down: Dow 311 pts, S&P 39 pts, Nasdaq 90 pts. U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Tuesday after weak data from China heightened fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. * Data showed that China's manufacturing sector shrank at its fastest pace in three years and its services sector also showed signs of cooling.

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    U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Tuesday after data showed that China's manufacturing sector shrank at its fastest pace in three years and its services sector also showed signs of cooling. S&P 500 e-minis were down 42.25 points, or 2.15 percent, with 372,618 contracts traded at 6:17 a.m. ET. Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 95 points, or 2.22 percent, on volume of 57,160 contracts.

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    Yields finish Monday's session lower. The 10- year Treasurys finished August flat as investors dumped bonds in the final hours of Monday's trading session on renewed expectations that Federal Reserve policy makers might raise interest rates at their next meeting. The yield on the benchmark 10- year note finished the month 0.3 basis point lower at 2.213%.

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    Shares of Guangzhou-based Vipshop  closed down by 5.51% to $17.99 on Monday, as some China-based U.S. traded stocks were lower following the Shanghai Composite Index's third consecutive month of losses. The Shanghai Composite Index closed down 0.8% on Monday and 12.5% for the month of August, marking its third consecutive month in the red.