Dow ends lower as stocks struggle to extend rally; Nasdaq gains


U.S. stocks finished mostly lower Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average giving up gains earlier in the session while a rise in technology shares failed to keep the S&P 500 in positive territory. The Dow DJIA, -0.34% ended 0.3% lower, while the S&P 500 SPX, -0.08% edged down 0.1% and the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.63% gained 0.6%, according to preliminary data from FactSet. The S&P 500’s information technology sector booked the biggest gains in the index, at around 1.1%, while the healthcare sector suffered the largest losses with a 1.7% slide.

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