US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St nosedives on trade-war worries

NEW YORK, March 23 (Reuters) - Wall Street tumbled on Friday as investors, increasingly nervous about a potential U.S. trade war with China, shied away from risky bets going into the weekend as they looked for shelter from further declines.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 424.55 points, or 1.77 percent, to 23,533.34, the S&P 500 lost 55.43 points, or 2.10 percent, to 2,588.26 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 174.01 points, or 2.43 percent, to 6,992.67. (Reporting by Sinéad Carew Editing by James Dalgleish)