• The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 281.06 points, or 1.01%, at the open to 27,501.98.
  • The S&P 500 opened lower by 26.46 points, or 0.85%, at 3,087.41.

U.S. stocks fell at the open on Tuesday after comments from President Donald Trump sparked fears of a delay in resolving a bruising tariff dispute with China until after the presidential election in November 2020.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 281.06 points, or 1.01%, at the open to 27,501.98.

The S&P 500 opened lower by 26.46 points, or 0.85%, at 3,087.41.

The Nasdaq Composite dropped 107.27 points, or 1.25%, to 8,460.72 at the opening bell.