Major U.S. markets closed mixed Wednesday, continuing a week of losses triggered by Chinese economic growth concerns. A poor exports reading from China earlier this week led to falls in copper, oil and iron ore, and continues to weigh on sentiment. Also feeding uncertainty, the European Union and U.S. are trying to use sanctions to force Russia out of the Ukraine. Fund managers say geopolitical risks such as China and the Ukraine will dominate sentiment for the near term.

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