U.S. presidential candidates blame China, the Fed, Obama for stocks rout

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally held in Ladd-Peebles stadium in MobileBy Lisa Lambert and Alistair Bell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jostling for position in the U.S. presidential race, candidates on Monday blamed Wall Street elites, the Federal Reserve, exposure to China, and President Barack Obama’s spending policies for the market contagion from China’s stock-market plunge. As the Dow Jones industrial average briefly slumped to its biggest point-drop ever, Republican front-runner Donald Trump said he had long warned about U.S. exposure to China.

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