The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed higher for a seventh straight session on Monday, its longest winning streak since December. Gains on Wall Street were very modest, however. Trading volumes on Wall Street were lower than usual with most banks, federal institutions and the U.S. bond markets closed for the Columbus Day holiday. The S&P 500 closed 2.55 points, or 0.1%, higher at 2,017.44. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 47.30 points, or 0.3%, to 17,131.79. The Nasdaq Composite ended the day up 8.17 points, or 0.2%, at 4,838.64.
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