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U.S. Stocks Fall as Industrial Shares Lead Drop on China

U.S. stocks slid, pulling the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index down from a record, as a slowdown in Chinese exports fueled concern about global economic growth.

Boeing Co. dropped 1.3 percent after a 777-200 plane disappeared with 239 passengers and crew during a Malaysia Airlines flight to Beijing on March 8. Chiquita Brands International Inc., owner of the namesake banana label, soared 11 percent after agreeing to buy Fyffes Plc. Industrials in the S&P 500 lost 0.5 percent as Joy Global Inc. and ADT Corp. fell at least 2.5 percent.