(Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as investors fretted that the exit of staunch free trade supporter Gary Cohn could encourage President Donald Trump to go ahead with his threat to impose hefty tariffs and risk a global trade war.

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., March 2, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

The losses were broad-based, but shares of manufacturing titans Boeing (BA.N) and Caterpillar (CAT.N) were hit hard, slipping more than 1 percent on worries about

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