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NEW YORK, Dec 8 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed lower in a choppy trading session on Tuesday as oil prices pressured energy stocks for a fifth day and weak Chinese trade data reignited fears of a global economic slowdown, pushing down materials stocks.
Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 159.57 points, or 0.9 percent, to 17,570.94, the S&P 500 lost 13.32 points, or 0.64 percent, to 2,063.75 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 3.57 points, or 0.07 percent, to 5,098.24. (Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Dan Grebler)