Stocks Ended Mixed ahead of Trump-Xi Meeting

U.S. stocks ended mixed on Monday, with only the blue-chip Dow managing to hold onto slight gains, as investors digested a spate of concerns abroad and awaited signals of progress in U.S.-China trade talks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 8.41 points, or 0.03%, to 26,727.54. The S&P 500 was down 5.11 points, or 0.17%, to 2,945.35. The Nasdaq Composite fell 26.01 points, or 0.32%, to 8,005.70.

Oil futures split two ways on Monday, with U.S. prices ending higher but global benchmark Brent crude posting a loss as the U.S. announced new sanctions on Iran. August West Texas Intermediate crude climbed by 47 cents, or 0.8%, to settle at $57.90 a barrel. August Brent crude ended down 34 cents, or 0.5%, at $64.86 a barrel.

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