How The Major Stock Indexes Fared On Monday

Published February 6, 2012 9:45PM (EST)

Stock indexes closed slightly lower Monday as talks dragged on between Greek political leaders over a package of spending cuts and other measures required for the country to get more bailout loans.

President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Greek leaders that they need to push through another package of cost-cutting measures or risk letting the country go bankrupt.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 17.10 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 12,845.13.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped 0.57 of a point to 1,344.33.

The Nasdaq composite fell 3.67, or 0.1 percent, to 2,901.99.

For the year so far:

The Dow is up 627.57 points, or 5.1 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 86.73 points, or 6.9 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 296.84 points, or 11.4 percent.

By Salon Staff

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