U.S. Stocks Close Lower After Paring Session Losses

By Wallace WitkowskiMarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks finished lower Monday, paring losses on the session, following reports of weaker-than-expected manufacturing data, construction spending, and personal spending. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 91.66 points, or 0.5%, to close at 17,598.20, after being down as much as 193 points earlier in the session. The S&P 500 Index declined 5.8 points, or 0.3%, to finish at 2,098.04. The Nasdaq Composite Index shed 12.9 points, or 0.3%, to close at 5,115.38.

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