NEW YORK Oct 7 U.S. stocks fell on Monday, extending two weeks of losses, as a lack of progress in ending the partial U.S. government shutdown or the debt-ceiling standoff kept investors nervous.
Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 136.28 points, or 0.90 percent, at 14,936.30. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 14.37 points, or 0.85 percent, at 1,676.13. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 37.38 points, or 0.98 percent, at 3,770.38.
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