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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Monday

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The Associated Press | February 25, 2013 04:56 PM EST | AP


U.S. stocks slid on Monday on signs that Italy could be headed for political gridlock, potentially undermining the country's efforts to reform its economy and rekindling the region's debt crisis. The Dow had its biggest fall since Nov. 7.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 216.40 points, or 1.6 percent, to 13,784.17.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 27.75 points, or 1.8 percent, to 1,487.85.

The Nasdaq composite index lost 45.57 points, or 1.4 percent, to 3,116.25.

For the year:

The Dow is up 680.03 points, or 5.2 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 61.66, or 4.3 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 96.74, or 3.2 percent.