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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Monday

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The Associated Press | August 26, 2013 05:15 PM EST | AP


The stock market sagged Monday after the Obama administration ratcheted up pressure against Syria.

Secretary of State John Kerry said there was "undeniable" evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attack in Syria last week, and suggested the administration was edging closer to a military response.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 64.05 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 14,946.46.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped 6.72 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 1,656.78.

The Nasdaq composite slipped 0.22 of a point, or 0.01 percent, to 3,657.57.

For the year:

The Dow is up 1,842.32 points, or 14.1 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 230.59 points, or 16.2 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 638.06 points, or 21.1 percent.