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CLOSING BELL: US indexes end slightly lower

NEW YORK — Stocks ended mostly lower on Wall Streeton Monday, led by declines in banks.

Bond yields fell, which can hurt profits at banks by pushing interest rates on loans lower.

Wells Fargo lost 1.8 percent Monday and Bank of America dropped 1.7 percent.

Other sectors ended mixed. Makers of basic materials and consumer goods rose, but health care and phone companies fell.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 4 points, or 0.2 percent, to end at 2,373.

The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 8 points, less than 0.1 percent, to 20,905. The Nasdaq composite edged up a fraction to 5,901.

Trading was relatively light.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.47 percent.

Trader Daniel Leporin works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 20, 2017. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS