Stock Gains Fade

The Dow gave up a triple-digit gain to finish nearly flat amid debate about Goldman Sachs' hedge-fund bailout

Stocks reversed to the downside in the final minutes of trading Monday, offering a whiff if not a full blast of the volatility seen over the past few weeks. The market's earlier sigh of relief at strong July retail sales data and a $3 billion cash infusion by Goldman Sachs (GS) into one of its troubled hedge funds dissipated as concerns about lingering damage from a credit squeeze resurfaced.

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