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8/31, 10:01 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Wall Street closes mixed to end strong August

Trading on Wall Street finished mixed on Monday as the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 notched their best August performances in decades.

The S&P 500 gained more than 7% in August despite continued worries surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The Dow Jones rose 7.57% this month, its best August since 1984.

At the end of today's session, the Dow Jones lost 0.78% or 223 points at the close. The Walt Disney Company was the worst performer, falling 2.79%. The S&P 500 declined 0.22%, while the Nasdaq 100 gained 0.96%. Tesla was the top performer after the company's five-for-one stock split took effect. The euro was up 0.20% against the dollar, buying 1.19294 at 4:15 pm ET.

Breaking the News / JC