Stocks declined on Monday, with the Dow halting a seven-session win streak, its longest this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which closed at a record high on Friday, closed unofficially 9 points lower and the S&P 500 was marginally down. The Nasdaq ended slightly higher. Meanwhile, markets were watching the fighting in Iraq and its effect on oil prices. Brent crude traded near $115 a barrel on Monday, supported by worries about potential disruptions to supply from Iraq.
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