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Dow clings to gain as stocks post mixed finish amid lingering global growth worries

Stocks posted a mixed finish Monday as worries over global economic growth continued to cast a cloud over financial markets. The S&P 500 fell 0.1% to finish near 2,798, according to preliminary figures, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose around 15 points, or 0.1%, to close near 25,517. The Nasdaq Composite ended around 5 points lower near 7,638, off 0.1%. All three indexes sold off sharply on Friday as a closely watched measure of the yield curve inverted, a phenomenon that has been a reliable precursor to a recession, albeit with a lag of a year or more. Shares of Apple Inc. fell 1.2% to lead Dow decliners after the company unveiled a suite of new products, including its long-awaited video streaming service.