Damian J. Troise, Associated Press Published 9:30 a.m. ET May 14, 2019 | Updated 10:55 a.m. ET May 14, 2019


The top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen on Tuesday included Alibaba, Anadarko Petroleum, Beyond Meat, Boeing, Ctrip.com, GW Pharmaceuticals, Roku, Texas Instruments and Veeco Instruments. (Photo: MicroStockHub / Getty Images)

NEW YORK – Stocks regained some ground in morning trading Tuesday following a nosedive at the start of the week as the U.S. and China escalate their trade war.

Investors have been dealing with creeping uncertainty since last week after President Donald Trump’s decision to raise tariffs on Chinese goods. China responded by raising its own tariffs, and the U.S. is considering expanding tariffs again to cover all Chinese goods.

The escalation surprised