Agence France-PresseMay 20, 2013 19:15
US stocks closed slightly lower in thin trade Monday ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony on the economic outlook to Congress.
At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 18.35 points (0.12 percent) at 15,336.05.
The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index edged down 2.53 (0.07 percent) to 3,496.43 and the broad-market S&P 500 lost 1.21 (0.07 percent) at 1,666.26.
The leading indices drifted in mixed fashion around the unchanged mark for much of the day, after surging to new record-high closes Friday.