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US markets opened the week on a mixed note, with the NASDAQ shrugging off sluggishness elsewhere to close at another record high. The Dow 30 was lower with shares of components General Electric and Nike off 1.9 and 1.6 percent, respectively. Investors seemed to be treading water a bit ahead of a busy week of earnings releases and the two-day FOMC meeting which starts tomorrow. WebMD Health Corp. shares popped nearly 20 percent after the company announced it will be acquired and taken private by KKR & Co. in a $2.8 billion cash deal. Hasbro fell 9.4 percent after a Q2 revenue miss; Halliburton gave up 4.3 percent despite exceeding quarterly sales and revenue expectations.

The DJIA fell 66.90 points to 21513.17, the NASDAQ gained 23.05 points to 6410.81, and the S&P 500 lost 2.63 points at 2469.91. Dow Transports shed 43.07 points at 9428.20, while the Dow Jones Utility Index was off 6.46 points at 719.02. Russell 2000 small caps ended at 1438.59, up 2.75 points. 821 million and 437 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, respectively. Decliners outpaced advancers 4 to 3 on the NYSE, and on the NASDAQ advancers outnumbered decliners by a very narrow margin.

The US dollar gained back a little ground Monday, with the US ICE Dollar Index up 0.2 percent to 94.05. The dollar's stabilization made a slight dent in August gold, which settled at $1254.30, down less than 0.1 percent. September WTI crude settled 0.9 percent higher at $46.19 per barrel, following news of Nigeria's plans for production limits and Saudi Arabia pledging fewer exports of crude. Recent US treasury yields: 1.4 percent for the 2-year note, 1.8 percent for the 5-year note, 2.3 percent for the 10-year note, and 2.8 percent for the 30-year bond.

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