How the major US stock indexes fared on Monday

AP News
Posted: Apr 30, 2012 5:09 PM
How the major US stock indexes fared on Monday

News that Spain's economy entered another recession renewed worries about the fragility of Europe's finances Monday and nudged stocks lower. The market ended its first losing month this year.

The Spanish government said that the country's economy shrank in the first three months of the year, the second straight quarter of contraction. In the U.S., a drop in an index of Midwestern manufacturing and a slowdown in consumer spending last month added to worries that the economy is losing steam.

The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 14.68 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 13,213.63.

The Standard & Poor's 500 fell 5.45 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,397.91.

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The Nasdaq composite fell 22.84 points, or 0.7 percent, to 3,046.36.

For the year so far:

The Dow is up 996.07 points, or 8.2 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 140.31 points, or 11.2 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 441.21 points, or 16.9 percent.