US STOCKS SNAPSHOT - Dow, S&P 500 end down with retailers

NEW YORK Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:02pm GMT

NEW YORK Nov 26 (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 ended lower on Monday, pulling back from last week's gains, as retailers fell on concerns about heavy discounts at the start of the U.S. holiday shopping season and the overhang of the "fiscal cliff" kept investors wary of making big bets.

Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 43.65 points, or 0.34 percent, at 12,966.03. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 2.94 points, or 0.21 percent, at 1,406.21. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 10.06 points, or 0.34 percent, at 2,976.91.


After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.