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Trade talk posturing, Brexit to unnerve US markets again

US stocks suffered their fifth straight weekly loss with conflicting signals from US and China on whether talks to end the trade war would even be resumed. A hard Brexit would have painful ramifications on the Northern Irish border, not to mention for British and European banks and, potentially, the wider financial system.

US stocks endured another volatile week, edging down for their fifth straight weekly loss as indexes oscillated alongside expectations for the end of a trade war and a chaotic Brexit.

Those two issues will dominate market movements again during a holiday-shortened week (Memorial Day on...

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