How the Dow Jones industrials fared on Monday

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Posted: Jan 12, 2015 4:56 PM

Energy companies led a decline on the stock market as crude oil continues to tumble. The price of oil dropped another 5 percent Monday to $46 a barrel. That's far below its recent peak of more than $100 a barrel last June. The slump means much lower profits for energy companies, even though consumers benefit by paying less for gas.

On Monday:

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 96.53 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,640.84.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index shed 16.55 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,028.26

The Nasdaq composite lost 39.36 points, or 0.8 percent, to 4,664.71.

For the year:

The Dow is down 182.23 points, or 1 percent.

The S&P 500 index is down 30.64 points, or 1.5 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 71.35 points, or 1.5 percent.