U.S. Stocks Decline as S&P 500 Posts Worst Month Since May 2012

  • Health-care companies lead benchmark lower in August
  • Dow industrials mark worst monthly decline since May 2010

The VIX's Wild Ride: Will It Recover This Week?

U.S. stocks declined, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index posting its worst month in more than three years, as investors harbored concerns about slowing global growth and the impact of a potential interest-rate increase by the Federal Reserve as soon as September.

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