| January 23rd | 2020 9:45AM
Stocks around the world drop on virus concerns, led by China
NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks are falling at the start of trading Thursday, following other markets lower as authorities rush to contain a deadly virus outbreak in China. The coronavirus has been confirmed in five countries, and the worry is that its spread could hurt tourism and the global economy. Losses were sharpest in Asia, particularly in China. European indexes fell more modestly, and the S&P 500 lost 19 points, or 0.6%, to 3,302.