Dow, S&P 500 bounce back from early losses to score 5th straight record close

Stocks bounced back from early losses Monday to close mostly higher, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 each logging a fifth straight record close. Early losses were tied to weak data out of China and headlines surrounding the rapid Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, but equities bounced back in afternoon activity. The Dow ended the day with a gain of around 109 points, or 0.3%, near 35,624, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 rose around 12 points, or 0.3%, to finish near 4,480. The Nasdaq Composite fell around 29 points, or 0.2%, to close near 14,794. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

Dow, S&P 500 bounce back from early losses to score 5th straight record close
Stocks bounced back from early losses Monday to close mostly higher, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 each logging a fifth straight record close. Early losses were tied to weak data out of China and headlines surrounding the rapid Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, but equities bounced back in afternoon activity. The Dow ended the day with a gain of around 109 points, or 0.3%, near 35,624, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 rose around 12 points, or 0.3%, to finish near 4,480. The Nasdaq Composite fell around 29 points, or 0.2%, to close near 14,794. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.