Dow ends 126 points lower as stocks begin week on soft note

Stocks ended mostly lower Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing ground after briefly trading above its all-time closing high in early action. The Dow fell around 126 points, or 0.4%, to finish near 34,630, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 gave up 0.1% to end near 4,227. The Dow and S&P 500 both ended Friday less than 0.1% away from record finishes recorded on May 7. The Nasdaq Composite bucked the broader market weakness, rising around 67 points, or 0.5%, to close near 13,882.

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