Wall St falls on US worries

United States stocks close lower as government shutdown enters second week amid rising global investor worries.

Investor worries about continued political gridlock in the United States echoed through global markets Monday, with US stocks closing lower while Treasurys and gold advanced.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 136.34 points, or 0.90%, to 14,936.24 points. Treasury and gold prices rose, and the Chicago Board Options Exchange's Volatility Index, a gauge of fear in the market, rose.


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