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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St falls after Trump shutdown threat

NEW YORK, Aug 23 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday as investors grappled with a threat from President Donald Trump to shut down the government if funds are not secured to build a Mexico border wall.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 88.34 points, or 0.4 percent, to 21,811.55, the S&P 500 lost 8.5 points, or 0.35 percent, to 2,444.01 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 19.07 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,278.41. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Nick Zieminski)