U.S. stocks delivered one of their worst starts to a year on Tuesday, with markets staggering under trillions in losses as the economy withers amid a coronavirus-induced paralysis.The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 410 points, or 1.9 percent, to cap the most dismal first quarter of its 135-year history. The blue-chip index ended the day at 21,917.16 — a full 23 percent below its January start and 26 percent off the record high it set in February.It also was a record bad quarter for the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, which is down 20 percent this year and 24 percent from the all-time high it set Feb. 19. The broad index stumbled 42 points, or 1.6 percent, to close Tuesday at 2,584.59.The Nasdaq composite index closed out the three-month period at 7,700.10. The tech-heavy index fell 74 points, nearly 1 percent on the day and 14 percent for 2020.European markets posted gains across the board. Trading was mixed in Asia with positive manufacturing news coming out of China; data suggests that the nation may be on the upswing after closing down early this year to fight the virus.The virus has killed more than 40,000 people and infected more than 850,000


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