U.S. stocks ended Monday with the sharpest decline in six weeks, marking a fourth consecutive session of losses for the S&P 500. Some analysts said the losses may be due to increased odds of a Federal Reserve rate hike in December after last week's strong jobs report. The S&P 500 closed 20.60 points, or 1%, lower at 2,078.60. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 179.65 points, or 1%, to 17,730.68. The Nasdaq Composite ended the day down 51.82 points, or 1%, at 5,095.30.
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