Stocks Tumble on Inflation Worries

The Dow scraped a fresh four-month low and the Nasdaq stretched its losing streak to seven sessions

Stocks finished broadly lower Monday, extending a month-long downtrend amid further tough talk on inflation by Federal Reserve policymakers. Bulls were still seeking a near-term bottom, but they seemed cautious ahead of key inflation reports due Tuesday and Wednesday, says Standard & Poor's Equity Research.

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