US stocks lower after up and down week

The New York Stock Exchange, pictured before the closing bell on March 4, 2015Monday’s trade saw the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index bolt above 5,000 for the first time in 15 years in a charge that also lifted the Dow and S&P 500 to fresh records. For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 275.92 points (1.52 percent) at 17,856.78, while the broad-based S&P 500 fell 33.24 (29.78 percent) to 2,071.26. “This week, the market seems to have stalled out like an automobile that’s run out of gas,” said Hugh Johnson of Hugh Johnson Advisors.

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